Seasonal: Nicaragua NI Microlot El Peñón
La Bastilla Coffee Estates owns two coffee farms in Nicaragua, La Bastilla in Jinotega and Santa Luz in Matagalpa, both are focused on the speciality market. The estate is fully independent, using its own resources for every stage of the operation from seed to export container. La Bastilla works closely with F.E.E.R; the Foundation for Rural Education and Entrepreneurship which engages the farms youth to promote quality education. The estate has around 50 permanent staff and up to 500 temporary staff during harvest. Production is 4000 sacks per year.
Situated approximately 20 kilometres from Jinotega, the La Bastilla farm is adjacent to an important biological Nature Reserve in the Jinotega area. The farm itself covers 311 hectares with 160 hectares under coffee cultivation. The remaining area is mostly primary forest protected by law through its proximity to the nature reserve. This forest area provides La Bastilla with a unique microclimate and sanctuary for a number of plant, animal and bird species. Some land on the estate is dedicated as an agricultural area used by La Bastilla Agricultural Technical School. Opened in 2008, the school trains students in agriculture and eco-tourism.
La Bastilla farm also has a number of micro-plantations at different locations and altitudes that produce some amazing coffees including the wonderful El Penon Blueberry Candy.
- Region: Jinotega
- Producer: La Bastilla Estates
- Certification: Rainforest Alliance
- Crop year: 2019
- Altitude: 1250 - 1350 masl
- Process: Natural
- Varietal: Red Catuai
- Prep: Sundried, picked at final stage of ripeness
Tasting notes: Sweet coffee fruit, pineapple, fresh cocoa, blueberry, candy like overall sweetness
Roasted for espresso and filter
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