Nicaragua - Finca La Bendicion Washed SL28
Finca La Bendicion is located in the Dipilto-Jalapa mountain range in the Northeast of the department of Nueva Segovia and sits at an elevation of approximately 1,300 meters. In total, the farm is 252 acres, with around 105 acres planted in coffee. Of those 105 acres in coffee, Luis grows the following varieties:
Caturra, Red Catuai, Hybrids, Villa Sarchi, Pacamara, Maracaturra, H-3, Marselleza, SL-28 and Java.
Finca La Bendición has a loose sandy soil, with abundant humus and has an annual rainfall of between 1,400 and 1,600mm. In addition, the farm has a rich biodiverse environment of fauna and flora, with an abundance of broad-leaved trees and conifer species. All of this together, creates for optimal coffee growing conditions. The care and processing that goes into every lot that is processed in this farm is second to none, with careful detail at every stage, starting with optimal cherry picking at the farm level.
Washed coffees are dried for between 20-25 days, honeys 20-25 days and naturals, between 30-35 days! Luis Alberto won 1st place in the COE last year, placed 1st and 5th place in 2018, as well as 13th and 3rd place in 2017.... he is no stranger to producing exceptional coffees.
This is our first year working with Luis Alberto and ww look forward to more in the future!
Comfort - Smooth & Round
Luxury - Top Shelf
Red Apple, Raw Sugar, Matcha Shortbread
1350 -1800 meters
Brew Method - Chemex
Dose - 42g (6tbsp)
Grind - Medium Fine
Bloom - 70ml/20 seconds
Pour - 24oz (700ml)