Nicaragua La Bastilla (250g)
Richly sweet, vibrantly bright. Pink grapefruit zest, plum, berry, cascara, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with pert acidity. Delicately silky mouthfeel. The gentle finish centers around notes of cascara and cocoa nib supported by rich berry and hints of dark chocolate.
Farm: La Bastilla
Finca La Bastilla creates opportunities for sustainable lifestyle and income through activities including education at the La Bastilla Agricultural Boarding School, providing on-the-job training for students and hosting an ecolodge for visitors who become part of the farm’s activities. The environment is conserved by maintaining efficient use of river water. To prevent pollution, contaminated wa- ter is treated in bio-digesters, producing methane gas. This gas is channeled to the kitchen to be used for cooking.
La Bastilla Coffee Estate, located in the north-east region of Jinotega, Nicaragua, is renowned for its coffee. Surrounded by the natural reserve Cerro Datanli El Diablo, just a few kilome-
ters from Lago de Apanas, Finca La Bastilla is a tropical paradise for the fauna and flora founded on deep, favourable volcanic soils. Since 2003, the farm has been certified by the Rainforest Alliance and is striving for continued excellence. On its two farms, La Bas- tilla and Santa Luz, the estate employs around 50 permanent and up to 500 temporary employees during the harvest season.
La Bastilla arrived to our hands from the company Olam Specialty coffees. Olam coffees is a sourcing company focusing solely on high quality green coffees. They do the groundwork to identify, improve, select and import the best coffees from the most interesting origins. Every coffee they buy or forward to aclient is selected based on the cup profile. They believe that transparency through the chain and premiums going back to theproducers is the only way to achieve the best collaboration. Collaboration with olam started 2 years ago and many of our coffees are based to their quality oftransparency.
About La Bastilla
ALTITUDE:1250 - 1450 m
ARRIVED IN:69kg Grain Pro
FLAVOR:Cascara, Dark chocolate, Orange
FINISH:Cocoa nib, Berry, Toffee
Micro-farms have been created throughout the estate, so that the coffee can express its full potential in accordance with the different microclimates. Each farm is further divided into lots. Lots are differentiated through the micro-farm, but also the variety of the coffee, the altitude, and the processing. Overall, La Bastilla produces up to 150 micro-lots coffees!