Nicaragua Finca La Flor Washed

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  • Country: Nicaragua

    Region: Peñas Blancas, Matagalpa

    Co-op: Finca la Flor

    Farmer/Grower: Haroldo Atlamirano

    Varieties: Catimor

    Processing: Washed

    Altitude: 1200 m.a.s.l.

    Humidity: 11%

    Density: 1.15 g/ml

    Harvest Date: January, 2021

    Arrival Date: August, 2021

    Grade: SHG

    Marks: 017/0508/0011

    SCA Cupping Score: 84.0

  • Fragrance and aroma of maple syrup, flavors of brown sugar, almond, cocoa, oranges, medium citrus acidity, milky mouthfeel with a nutty aftertaste.
  • Somewhere in the realm of a medium roast (light medium to dark medium) would fit this coffee best to highlight the big sweet notes without losing the nice clean orange acidity. 


About the coffee:

Established in 1987, Finca La Flor is situated in the Matagalpa department just near the border of Jinotega. The Farm rests on the slopes of the Peñas Blancas mountains just north of the town of La Dalia. Don Haroldo Altamirano owns and operates the farm, which is about 20 manzanas in size (about 14 hectares). 

Marsellesa and catimor are the primary varieties of coffee being grown. After hand-picking only ripe cherry, Haroldo Altamirano processes these as both washed and natural. The husk, or “cascara” is also separated from the cherry processed coffee to be offered as a type of tea drink.

Don Haroldo and his family have had a rich history of growth, loss and rebuilding over the years. We have been working with Finca La Flor through our connection with Haroldo’s son, Ernesto Altamirano, for many years. The Altamirano family is currently developing a health clinic to provide care for the farm’s employees and their families. 

The area around the farm suffered devastating loss of life and property when both hurricanes Eta and Iota hit Nicaragua in late 2020. Ernesto and local Southern California LatinX community leaders came together to provide aid in Nicaragua and other hard-hit Central American countries. Thanks to your support during our T-Shirt drive, Hacea Coffee Source was able to sponsor the rebuilding of the roof on the employee lodging structure, which was lost during the storms.

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