Nicaragua Los Papales

 
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The quality of Nicaraguan coffee has exponentially increased over the last few years. Our Nicaragua & Honduras Country Director, Rosario Castellon, lives in the capital city of Managua where she sources certified coffees and microlots for the Global book. Nicaragua’s recent history has been tainted by a bloody Civil War, but the country entered the 21st century with hopes of putting it all behind.

This year Nicaraguan socio-political tensions resurfaced in mid-April, intensifying in May, June & July. Directly affecting producers, coops and exporters around the country. Demonstrations were curtailed with violence and terror. The daily lives of people have been severely altered with shootings happening every night. Close to 400 deaths have been verified in the past three months with around 300 people missing and over 2,000 wounded. A national tragedy during the most important months of coffee exporting. Finca Los Papales in Jinotega, Nicaragua found itself in the midst of these injustices being led by the government. The city of Jinotega saw violent confrontations and the mill had to evacuate. 

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Nonetheless the logistics team from Finca Los Papales and our country director were able to coordinate the export of our lots during interim periods of amity. These two coffees have had a difficult trajectory, but they signify the hope for a better future during these dire times in our loved Nicaragua.

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YELLOW CATUAI 
Farm:
Los Papales
Producer:
Martha Veronica Lopez
Varietal:
Yellow Catuai 
Processing:
Triple Fermentation Washed Processing 
Bags:
36
Warehouse:
The Annex 
Certification:
RFA
Notes:
brown sugar, mango, juicy body, floral

 
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NATURAL PACAMARA
Farm:
Los Papales
Producer:
Martha Veronica Lopez
Varietal:
Pacamara
Processing:
Natural Process 
Bags:
70
Warehouse:
The Annex 
Certification:
RFA
Notes:
clean, medium body, vanilla, tangerine