|Appearance||.4 d/300gr, 17-19 Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||This coffee works well at Full City to Full City+, and a bit into 2nd crack as well.|
Finca La Union is a small 6 hectare farm in La Laguna area of Dipilto, Nicaragua. This is a microlot processed at the Beneficio Las Segovias wet mill this year, one we identified in cupping many small lots earlier this year. The farm is owned by Jose Julian Corea Gonzalez, and is at 1300 meters in an area that has produced many award winning coffees in recent years. Sr. Gonzales produces about 40 quintales of green coffee, not a huge amount. Given the soils in the area, the coffee needs a lot of organic material inputs to maintain health and productivity. La Union is planted in Caturra and Bourbon, with some Maragogype as well.
The Finca La Union has a balanced cup that is the hallmark of Nicaragua coffees. The dry fragrance and wet aroma have ample milk chocolate, walnut notes, and maple syrup sweetness. These come through in the cup as well, along with a firm brightness. Cocoa powder notes lend both sweet and bittering qualities in the finish, and the walnut (with a touch of walnut skins) is clear. The cup has a slightly rustic sorghum syrup sweetness. I think this coffee is best at Full City to Full City+ roast, and has a great potential for SO espresso at these roast levels.