Today (Saturday) has been hard days work. Cupping roasting and developing and writing descriptions for the website. Why? Well over the next seven days I’m going to introduce seven new coffees one a day in a, new coffee marathon. The first to be added Sunday is a very special and in very short supply Nicaraguan from the coop Prodecoop, a lovely start to it all. Take a look here
Nicaraguan Prodecoop R.L – Cooperativa Zacarias Padilla
This fell on my lap, 1 small box of it, when it’s gone it is gone, but I missed out on a Nicaraguan lot last year, for the first time in may, so I jumped at the chance to offer it you.
Cooperativa Zacharry Padilla is made up of individuals who know nothing else but to work with coffee because it is what they have done all their lives. Not to mention the areas it covers which are well known for cultivating great coffee. These farms have been passed down from generation to generation.
The technology they used is organic. Natural shades provided by different trees such as Guabas, guajiniqui among others. The coffee harvest happens, between the months of November through March. The water used is from streams that start in the farm which ensures that it is clean. The coffee is fermented between 18 and 24 hours depending on the climate.
Coffee is harvested manually and the person that picks the coffee is also the person that transports it on his bare back to the mill. They ensure that only red beans are picked, pulping is well regulated, the proper time is given for fermentation and clean water is used in the depulping stage. In order to preserve the environment we protect sources of clean water and plant fruit trees.
In the cup expect beautiful bright fruit acidity with a smooth mouthfeel, and a lovely honey sweet finish with the slightest hint of spice.
Farm: Cooperativa Zacarias Padilla Farmer: Prodecoop R.L Rank: 10 City: Telpaneca Region: Madriz Country: Nicaragua Farm Size: Not Available Coffee growing area: Not Available Altitude: 1050 masl Variety: Caturra Processing System: Sun Lot Size: 19 bags Jury Descriptions: balanced (11), crisp acidity (6) fresh pecan acidity (5), sweet (16), sweet chocolate (13), cocoa (11), pecan nuts (7), honey (4), plums (4), black pepper (4), black currant (3), jasmine (3), creamy texture (8), syrupy body (7), well rounded (8), elegant (7) Please Note: If a number appears in brackets next to a description it indicates the number of jurors that agreed with that particular description.