Region: Lipululo, Jinotega
Varietal: Red Catuai, Red Pacamara, Javanica, Caturra, Ethiosar, Yellow Pacamara
Altitude: 1275-1375 m.a.s.l
Harvest Year: 2019-2020
Harvest: November to April
Processing: Washed and sun dried
Tasting Notes: Chocolate, sweet aroma, citrus tones, honeyed, bright medium acidity, well rounded cup.
Roasting Notes: Full city to full city plus
Nicaragua Fancy SHG Fincas Mierisch - Per Kg
Situated in the Jinotega region of Nicaragua, these farms sit perched on a cliff high above the beautiful Lago Apanas, north of Jinotega. Finca San Jose was purchased by the Mierisch family in 2003. Along with – Finca Los Placeres and Finca La Escondida.Coffee is harvested everyday during the harvest season, which runs from January to February. Every sack of cherries harvested notes down the area within the farm and the workers' names. At Finca San Jose, all the cherries are handpicked.
The workers are rewarded by picking only the ripest cherries. The Mierisch family has put in a lot of effort to give back to the communities who work and live the various farms. Some of the initiatives include providing access to childcare for working mothers in the farms, educational programs for children, fully stocked and functional clinics at the farm, nutritional programs and a general store stocked with low cost sundries for the communities. All these resulted in total commitment from the working staff at the farms to produce great coffees.
The Mierisch family has been farming coffee in Nicaragua for over 100 years.
They spend their days in the high mountains of Nicaragua ’s Matagalpa and Jinotega regions. As a family-run operation, they have produced high quality shade-grown coffee on both sides of their families. Two family stories, that end in coffee farming.
Long story short, in the early 1900’s Bruno Mierisch worked with his son Wilfrido on the coffee farms. Then Wilfrido worked with his boys on the coffee farms, and today his boys work with their sons and daughters on the coffee farms.
The Matagalpa region is home to some of Nicaragua's most prized specialty coffees. The volcanic and nutrient-rich soils create ideal growing conditions to produce coffees of deep complexity and balanced character.
The people of Nicaragua, and the specialty coffee industry in the country's north, have faced tremendous challenges in national crises that include earthquakes (in the 1970s), civil war (in the 1980s) and hurricanes (in the 1990s). Though the largest country in Central America, it now has the lowest population. While Central American coffees tend to be chocolatey and rich, Nicaragua's specialty coffees are generally bright and delicate with citrus notes, making them potentially cost-effective alternatives to East African coffees in a roasting blend.