La Picona Microlot Nicaragua
La Picona Microlot Nicaragua
La Picona Microlot Nicaragua
La Picona Microlot Nicaragua
La Picona Microlot Nicaragua
La Picona Microlot Nicaragua

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La Picona Microlot Nicaragua

Regular price 125 kr

Cup Profile: This red Catuai microlot processed by Olman reveals notes of fresh tobacco, citrus, caramel, honey, black tea and cocoa. A sweet and fruity bouquet with notes of milk chocolate and lemon. In the cup, sweet and milky notes of chocolate and almond develop, while retaining a beautiful acidity characteristic of red fruit

Farm – El Suyatal, La Picona microlot
Owner – Olman Valadarez
Altitude – 1500m
Region – Dipilto, Nicaragua
Process – Pulped Natural Honey
Variety – Red Catuai

 

El Suyatal is the highest farm in the Cafetalera Buenos Aires Estate, located at more than 1500 m altitude. This red Catuai microlot is a pulped natural honey procdess and it comes from an isolated plot from El Suyatal farm called La Picona. The plantation is situated in the commune of Buenos Aires, in the Dipilto mountains, in an area near the Honduras border known for its specialty coffee. The farm benefits from a micro-climate that is ideal for growing specialty coffee

The coffees are planted in sandy soil at an altitude of between 1,200 and 1,700 metres. Most of the coffee is grown under shade (70% with various species), and the soil and plants are fertilised using environmentally-friendly techniques. The producers practice comprehensive disease control and constantly monitor the different stages of production

Luis Emilio Valladarez has been working in the coffee industry for 60 years. He started out by buying a small farm called Buenos Aires, followed by two other farms named La Laguna and El Suyatal. At the time he sold all his production as cherries. A few years ago, the producer decided to build his own mill, Cafetalera Buenos Aires, in order to more effectively control coffee production and export.
Today he works with his son Olman at two plantations: Buenos Aires Estate and La Laguna. This family set-up began in 2004, when Olman started to help his father and brother manage and run the family’s farms. Since 2005, these enthusiastic producers have been working hard to make a name for themselves in the world of specialty coffee. They have even participated on several occasions in Nicaragua’s Cup of Excellence competition