Brown sugar, bodied, cocoa powder, and walnut finishing note. Chocolate roast tone is easily developed with roast level and FC+ will make fantastic cafe au lait! City+ to Full City+. Good espresso.
|Region||Dipilto, Nueva Segovia|
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Patio Sun-dried|
|Arrival date||June 2019 Arrival|
|Bag size||69 KG|
|Appearance||.2 d/300gr, 16 - 18 Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City+ to Full City+|
|Recommended for Espresso||Yes|
Dipilto is a premier coffee growing region, with diverse microclimates and good altitude, optimal conditions for producing specialty coffees. Finca La Laguna is operated by producer Luis Emilio Valladarez, who also operates Finca Buenos Aires another coffee we purchased this year (the first pic is La Laguna). Finca La Laguna came under his direction and ownership about 4 years ago now, thriving from his expertise and leadership. The farm is situated at 1100 - 1350 meters, and planted entirely in Caturra. Natural shade trees abound, the coffee is protected from warm afternoon sun. This is a naturally processed lot, a first for us from this group. Drying conditions are good in Ocotal, where the mill is located, and so drying whole coffee cherry makes sense, taking roughly 4 weeks to complete before moving to the hulling machinery. This long dry time inside the whole cherry adds an unmistakeable fruitiness to the cup - which if you've never tried, you absolutely should - not to mention hefty body, and muted acidity. The coffee is followed by Valladarez from cherry to hulled beans, with much care put into sorting out any potential defects. The farm acquired Rainforest Alliance Certification a few years back, and the washed coffee won first prize at the 2012 RFA Nicaragua coffee competition.
La Laguna has convincing level of raw sugar sweetness in the dry fragrance. The wet aroma offers brown sugar and vanilla, walnut and a pungent chocolate roast tone at Full City. La Laguna is a versatile coffee, showing balanced flavors at a wide range of roasts. "Brown sugar" and "bodied" are fair descriptors of this coffee at City+, with a shadow of cocoa powder and walnut finishing note. Chocolate roast tone is easily developed with roast level, and Full City+/2nd snap roasts have massive cocoa appeal, intense chocolate bittersweetness and would make a great cafe au lait. La Laguna also makes a classic, bittersweet toned espresso option on it's own or as a blend base.