Nicaragua Organic Jinotega Finca La Isabelia
Our Organic Nicaragua Finca La Isabelia is produced by a family of multi-generation farmers located in the heart of the Jinotega Department, approximately 9 miles northeast of the department’s capital in the picturesque Cordillera Isabella mountains. The Cordillera range cuts through the center of Jinotega, claiming several peaks, a majority of the country’s hiking trails and a large number of small coffee plantations. The farm takes immense pride in each phase of their production, taking their variety of caturra trees from cherry to final export. Their soil consists of clay and volcanic ash, and at an elevation of 4,200 ft a natural shade canopy provides cover from excessive sun. The lot is handpicked and honey processed.
Finca La Isabelia pays a per basket premium to their coffee pickers to carefully select only fully ripened cherries. Thanks to the extra care of the Finca La Isabelia pickers, a high sugar content is obtained first inside the cherry, which then promotes a high brix content (a measure of dissolved sugars within a liquid) within the milled solution of mucilage, honeyed beans and parchment. Elevated brix levels are synonymous with the development of high quality aromas, flavors and cup profiles. For this reason the honey process is handled very strictly in order to assure consistency and top quality. 14 oz can.