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      About Nicaragua Finca Un Regalo de Dios Natural

      2021 crop.  Although Nicaragua lies in the heart of the Central American coffee growing countries, and has been growing coffee commercially for over a century, the success of the coffee industry has been plagued by political strife. During the Reagan administration, all Nicaraguan products were banned from import to the United States. In recent years, coffee plantations once taken over by Sandinistas have been returned to local families, and the industry is making great strides towards producing some very high quality coffees. As improvements in cultivation, traceability and quality occur, long-term production is steadily increasing, and farmers are offering a suprising range of cup profiles based on distinctive varietals and unique micro-climates.

      Finca Un Regalo de Dios ("Gift from God") is located in the Mozonte Municipality of Nueva Segovia, in the far north, close to the border with Honduras in the Dipilto-Jalapa mountain range. This farm is one of several owned by Luis Alberto Balladarez Moncada, who also owns the Beneficio Las Segovias coffee mill in Ocotal. One of his farms, La Bendicion, took first place in the 2018 Cup of Excellence competition; a lot from Finca Un Regalo de Dios took 5th place. Individual farms are split into "plantios" (plantations) based on altitude, and coffees are further separated based on varietal. Even multiple lots from the same plantio harvested and processed on the same day may have subtle variations that make them better suited to pulped natural or full natural processing rather than conventional washing. This coffee is from the "El Salvador" lot, and is a naturally processed Pacamara. The washed and honey processed coffee from this farm is dried for 20-25 days, but the natural processed coffee is dried for 30-35 days - natural coffees are dried with the coffee cherry on the beans, which imparts an inherent fruitiness to the coffee bean.


      • Producer: Luis Alberto Balladarez Moncada
      • Department: Nueva Segovia
      • Municipality: Mozonte
      • Community: Quisuli
      • Altitude: 1350-1700m above sea level
      • Farm Size: 179 acres total, 130 acres dedicated to coffee production
      • Coffee variety: Pacamara
      • Coffee grade: SHG (Strictly High Grown)
      • Processing: Natural
      • Harvest: December to March

      Cup Characteristics: Aromas of cinnamon, marzipan, cherry and mild clove.  Tart red grape, stewed prune, licorice, plum, dried fruit, fig. Medium fruit intensity.  Sweet red apple acidity, softly acidic.  Smooth, long finish.  Refined.

      Roasting Notes: SHG coffees are dense, hard beans that can run the gamut from light to dark roasting, but we prefer this coffee before it reaches 2nd Crack. Keep in mind that natural processed coffees tend to roast a little faster than washed, and plan your roast accordingly.