Nicaragua Finca Los Altos Washed Red Catuai

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In the cup there's sweet buttery shortbread accompanied by a soft but heavy mouthfeel, the acidity of lime and then on the finish, black tea.

£9.60

DETAILS

Finca Los Altos is located in the city of Matagalpa 34 kilometres from the provincial capital, in the community of Los Altos de Aranjuez and has belonged to the Palta Society for 5 years. It has an area of 234 manzanas from which 139 are planted with coffee, of the total planted 88 manzanas of land are producing coffee and 51 manzanas of land are under development. Currently the farm is producing Pacas, Catuaí and Caturra.

The property was acquired five years ago and is part of the Fincas Mierisch family which has been producing coffee since 1908. In addition to the care of the family (father and four children that work on the farm) there are also 35 permanent jobs and 130 temporary jobs on the farm.

Finca Los Altos benefits from the experience of the family that run it alongside great attention to detail when it comes to the agronomic management of the farm, which includes a good environment for all the workers. Equal attention is given to the dry milling, processing and quality control on the farm. The water sources on the farm are well maintained and are all located on the farm.

In the cup there's sweet buttery shortbread accompanied by a soft but heavy mouthfeel, the acidity of lime and then on the finish, black tea.

  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Municipality: Laguna Verde
  • Departamento: Jinotega
  • Farm Name: Los Altos 
  • Farm Manager: Fausto Martinez Miranda
  • Coffee Area: 100 manzanas
  • Elevation: 1275-1400meters
  • Harvest Months: December-March
  • Diurnal Temperature Cycle: Avg High 26C, Low 16C
  • Varietal: Red Catuai
  • Processing Type: Dry Fermented then Washed

CUPPING NOTES

Shortbread, sweet, lime, black tea.

Clean Cup: (1-8): 7.5
Sweetness: (1-8): 7.5
Acidity: (1-8): 6.5
Mouthfeel: (1-8): 7
Flavour: (1-8): 6.5
Aftertaste: (1-8): 6
Balance: (1-8): 6
Overall: (1-8): 7
Correction: (+36): +36

Total: (max 100): 90

Roasting Information
Medium Dark - rather unforgiving, this needs to be just up to second but no further.

"Quick Look" Guide
Shortbread, sweet, lime, black tea.

Good filter?
Yes

Good espresso?
Yes

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black tea, lime, shortbread, sweet,