Nicaragua - Finca Bella Aurora - ESPRESSO - 250g

Nicaragua - Finca Bella Aurora - ESPRESSO - 250g

Regular price £8

 
Farm:                         Finca Bella Aurora
Varietal(s):                 100% Red Caturra
Processing:                Fully washed & sun dried
Altitude:                     1,350 to 1,450 metres above sea level
Owner:                       Luis Joaquin Lovo López
Town:                         Dipilto
Region:                      Nueva Segovia
Country:                     Nicaragua
Total size of farm:       35 hectares
Area under coffee:     35 hectares
Prizes:                        2014 Nicaragua COE #8
                                  2015 Los Cafés Más Finos de Nicaragua #1
   
Tasting notes: 
Green Apple, grape and butterscotch 
  
Additional Information:
Bella Aurora was purchased by Don Joaquin Lovo, Luis’s father, in 1956. Don Joaquin has passed the farm’s management & ownership on to his son, who manages the land sustainably and with great respect for the environment. “We have a Mandador (farm manager) that has been with us for 40 years. Thanks to his help, we can say that we have one of the most organised farms of this region,” comments Luis. “We take care of our water sources. We use our water responsibly. The “honey waters” (waters after the wet process) are treated...until they are completely filtered. Coffee pulp [is composted and] used as natural manure...and prunings are used as fuel.” This commitment to environmental sustainability is an inheritance from his father’s approach to farming. “We cannot continue destroying the farms because they are ours,” comments Don Joaquin. “Later on Mother Nature will charge us with drought and lack of fruits what we have taken from her. My son Luis and I can say that we may be small producers but with a big consciousness.” The lush coffee trees grow under the shade of Inga and banana, and due to an excellent farm management plan, sustainable control of pests and diseases, regular applications of fertiliser, and attention to detail with harvest procedures, Luis consistently produces some of Nicaragua’s best coffee. In fact, Bella Aurora has won Nicaragua’s Cup of Excellence competition on three separate occasions and in 2015-16 won first prize in Los Cafés Más Finos de Nicaragua (The Finest Coffees of Nicaragua) contest.
Nicaragua - Finca Bella Aurora - ESPRESSO - 250g