Nicaragua - San Pedro Washed
Nicaragua - San Pedro Washed Nicaragua La Bastilla Coffee Nicaragua La Bastilla Coffee trees
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£10.25 GBP

Tasting Notes: Pineapple, Rum, Coconut

Brewing: This coffee works well with all filter brewers and espresso. For filter we recommend a 1 - 16 brew ratio, and for espresso a 1 - 2.5 brew ratio.
Filter: 15g - 250ml // Espresso: 18g - 45ml

We've manage to find something truly special that features an unusal processing method involving yeast fermentation and some truly amazing flavours not usually found in washed coffees. 

Farm Overview:

This stunning microlot comes from La Bastilla located in Jinotega, Nicaragua. La Bastilla is a large Rainforest Alliance certified farm covering 311 hectares with a total of 160 hectares planted for coffee production. The remaining area of the estate is protected forest with a small area set aside for agriculture as part of their own agriculture school. 

The large farm estate is split up into sections. This allows them to produce microlots traceable to different varietals and specific micro farms. This coffee comes from the San Pedro farm covering an area of 4 hectares planted with H3 Hybrid. San Pedro is marked out on the map below:
Nicaragua La Bastilla Coffee Farm

Harvesting and Processing:

To create this stunning coffee the cherry was hand harvested by pickers selecting only the ripest cherry from the H3 Hybrid trees. These trees were created by crossing Caturra with Ethiopian landrance in an effort to increase genetic diversity. It produces very good quality cherry at high altitude. You can read more on the World Coffee Research website

La Bastilla Coffee picking

After harvesting the coffee was pulped to remove fruit and defects and then fermented in sealed bins with a specific strain of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) made by Lallemand. Yeast is always present in coffee fermentation but using a specific strain in a controlled environment creates a unique flavour characteristic and in this case it tastes like pineapple, run and coconut! This is truly stunning special fermentation microlot and it taste like no other washed coffee. We scored this a very high 88.5 points and this is one not to be missed.

Varietal –  H3
Preparation – Washed - Yeast Fermentation 
Location – Jinotega
Altitude – +-1300 masl
Importer - DR Wakefield
We recommending buying whole bean coffee and grinding before brewing. We also sell 250g bags pre-ground. 1kg bags are available as wholebean only.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 14 reviews
    Possible the best coffee of the year so far
    A very unusual coffee - unusual but delicious
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