Green Coffee Beans - Nicaragua Buena Vista per lb
Origins: Nueva Segovia
Producer: Roger Easu Herrara Ortiz
Process: Dry fermentation, dried on raised beds.
The Cup: Plum, with a floral, sweet lime finish.
Producer, Roger Esau Herrara Ortiz, makes some wonderful coffee in the high mountain of the northern Nicaraguan border. This is a unique varietal called Maragogipe, which is also known as the Elephant Coffee Bean. It is a mutation of the Typica varietal that is very rare but appreciated by coffee aficionados. This coffee placed #5 at the 2017 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence.
Founded in 1997, Roger is considered one of the pioneers of coffee farming in this region of Nicaragua. Previously a mining camp for rebel forces during military rule, the land that Roger turned into his farmland proved incredibly difficult for coffee production but produced amazing results over time.
With a familial focus on protecting the natural beauty of the land while producing the best coffee available, the Ortz family enjoys a new ecological wet mill. While reducing water quantities, the new mill meticulously sorts coffee cherries into four separate tanks, resulting in high-quality nano-lots that produce this award-winning coffee.