Nicaragua Finca Los Jilgueros, El Ayote Plot, Natural Anaerobic Java (30kg vac pack)

Blackcurrant, sweet tea, molasses, chocolate
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Lot Number P8002147-6
Warehouse Liverpool, UK
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    About This Coffee

    This lot is from Manuel Armando Peralta's Finca Los Jilgueros. This 100% java variety, single-plot microlot utilises a raised bed natural process with an extended anaerobic cherry fermentation.

    The Peralta Family coffee-growing history dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, but it was only in 2008 that brothers Julio and Octavio shifted focus to developing unique specialty preparations. We are privileged to have known the Peraltas for several years and have always admired the attitude and values that they have brought to their operation. We are delighted to bring their microlots and special preparations to Europe. From single plot, single varietal separations to carefully controlled extended fermentations, the Peralta family continue to position themselves at the forefront of specialty coffee innovation.

    Origin Nicaragua
    Subregion Macuelizo, Nueva Segovia
    Producer Type Single Estate
    Farm Name Finca Los Jilgueros
    Processing Natural/Dry Processed
    Growing Altitude 1350m
    Plant Species Arabica
    Variety Java
    Screen Size 15 Up
    Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

    The Region

    Finca Los Jilgueros is situated near the village of Brujil in Macuelizo, Nueva Segovia.

    In 1801 the existence of precious minerals was discovered in Macuelizo, attracting many immigrants from other regions of the country, motivated by these newfound resources. By 1813 the first hamlet had been formed and in 1815 it was founded as a town. The first founders of this municipality were the Cáceres and Ramírez families, from Honduras; those who over time became the administrators of the mines. This municipality also has molejón stone mines where they extract stones that are sold and used to sharpen knives, axes and machetes. It also has granite, tungsten, molybdenum, lead, basalt, and pyrite mines. Macuelizo is recognized for its quiet rural life, where you can feel the scent of pine blossoms and coffee; and as an ancestral town, originated by the exploitation of gold and silver in colonial times.

    Coffee is now a major contributor to the local economy alongisde distinctive Creole seed beans, for which the area is famed.

    Nueva Segovia boasts some of the highest growing altitudes in Nicaragua. The terrain is as beautiful as it is challenging to traverse, characterised by rolling hills and dense forest, often engulfed by thick clouds.

    The Process

    This lot was produced using natural process with an extended anaerobic fermentation. First, ripe cherries are sorted and washed. Afterward, they are introduced into airtight 450L tanks to ferment for up to 72 hours in an anaerobic environment. To lower the temperature down to approximately 15 Celsius, the tanks are placed inside water-filled fermenting pools to slow the fermentation and avoid spoilage or risk of taints for up to 72 hours.

    After the fermentation period is finished, the cherries are taken out of the tanks and transported to the dry mill for the drying process which may take up to 30 days. Initially, the cherries are spread on a single layer for a three day period to allow them to shed off the excess water. Once the excess water is eliminated and the cherries begin to dry, these are placed on the covered drying beds for the remainder of the drying period. The cherries are moved by hand three times a day to allow them to dry evenly and prevent mould or over-fermentation.

    • Subregion Macuelizo, Nueva Segovia
    • Farm Name Finca Los Jilgueros
    • Producer Type Single Estate
    • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
    • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
    • Plant Species Arabica
    • Variety Java
    • Min Growing Altitude 1350m
    • Screen Size 15 Up
    • On Sale No
    • Top Lot No
    • CTRM Contract Number P8002147-6
    • Origin Nicaragua