Nicaragua SHG EP, 1kg, grønne kaffebønner


DKK 118,00

Mellem til god krop, mellem til god fyldighed og mellem til god syrlighed.

Denne bønne er også god som SOE (single origin espresso). 

1.200 - 1500 masl - washed.

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Bright, chocolate, nutty and herbs.

Nicaragua is a renowned coffee-producing country in Central America. Coffee from this thinly populated nation is of high quality and characteristic flavor. Based on its soil, diverse varieties, and changing microclimates, the country offers a surprising range of cup profiles.

In 1790, Catholic Missionaries – out of curiosity - first started growing coffee in Nicaragua. But it took another fifty years for coffee to become an economically relevant income pillar to the country. Between 1840 and 1940, Nicaragua’s coffee industry blossomed and grew its global market share substantially. Initially, the Government subsidized large farms but later started the institutionalization of cooperatives. First coops were formed only in the early 20th century.

In the past, coffee production has suffered from devastating political and financial instability. Although the coffee industry experienced several setbacks, coffee remained among the country’s primary export goods. Luckily, in the past 20 years, the situation has started to recover. Producers are now keen to develop their agricultural practices within an improving infrastructure to revive their reputation in the specialty coffee scene. Today, coffees from Nicaragua have a high level of traceability. The best known coffee-growing regions are the highlands of Jinotega and Matagalpa, and Nueva Segovia. As farmers are continuously improving their agricultural techniques, the quality of Nicaraguan coffee has been steadily increasing, suggesting great potential for the country’s future production.

In this large but thinly populated country, coffee production has suffered for a long time from devastating hurricanes and political and financial instability. Nevertheless, coffee is Nicaragua’s main export product. Producers are keen to develop their agricultural practices within an improving infrastructure to revive their reputation in the specialty coffee scene.

This coffee is a great example of the increasing quality in the country. It comes from smallholder producers, all members of Promotora de Desarollo Cooperativa de las Segovias (PRODECOOP). It is made up of about 38 base cooperatives and over 2,600 individual producers. Approximately 27% of smallholder farmers in the cooperative are women, around 50% are certified Organic, and 100% of them are certified with Fairtrade.

The majority of members are growing Caturra and Bourbon varieties which grow across three different departments in the north of Nicaragua: Estelí, Madriz, and Nueva Segovia. Grown at altitudes between 1,200 and 1,500 masl this coffee has the Strictly High Grown (SHG) designation. These coffees tend to have an excellent reputation, due to the higher altitudes and cooler temperatures, beans develop more slowly and mature into very dense and rich coffee cherries, often offering high complexity and sweetness in the cup.