About the bean
Most Nicaraguan coffee is shade grown. The highest grade is Strictly High Grown, as per this week's offering, which comes from the CORCASAN cooperative in beautiful San Juan del Rio Coco, located in Nicaragua's mountainous north. Founded in 1978, and known for their commitment to organic practices and plant diversity, CORCASAN is a group of 212 producers, 47 of which are women.
Less acidic than other Central American offerings, coffee from Nicaragua is wet-processed, typically well-balanced, smooth yet bright, and rich with subtle flavours - these are often described as nutty with a lingering note of vanilla.
What you can expect from our Nicaragua Fair Trade Organic SHG EP - a well-rounded cup, full body, sweet and fruity. High acidity. Pleasant aftertaste. A honey-like aroma.
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About the bean
A traditional European-style espresso and a perfect balance of bittersweet notes. Jubilee is rich in flavour with an almond colouring and thick crema.
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About the bean:
Ethiopia, the legendary home of the coffee plant and Africa's largest exporter, grows remarkably varied and distinctive beans. One of the very finest comes from the Yirgacheffe region -- the only coffee allowed in the palaces of Ethiopian kings. Today, this bean, which grows in high elevations under a soft canopy of native shade trees, is developing an almost cult-like following among bean aficionados. Widely recognized as one of the world's most exquisite coffees, Yirgacheffe's fragrant and flowery citrus note sets it apart from any other bean you will encounter. Many compare its rich flavor to that of burgundy wines.
To best bring out Yirgacheffe's subtleties, roast it medium. Consider blending it to add nuance to other coffees. A few like it roasted dark: Yirgacheffe then becomes sharply pungent but very thin, bereft of all its flowery and fruity notes.