Nicaragua Entre Rios

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This is year four for Huck and Alberto Ramos, but this is the first year we're purchasing just his coffee. Over the past few years we've been happy to roast Nicaragua Las Colinas, from Alberto and his neighbor Alba López, but this year we decided to ask Alberto and the team at Caravela if we could source an even-better, single farm lot. And here it is. 

Alberto named his farm Finca Entre Rios, because it sits between the San Francisco, San Isidro, and Margaritozo rivers. He's been farming his father's farm since his teens, but purchased his own land in 2007. 

Nicaragua is kinda a weird origin, where it's common practice to wash coffee on farm, then deliver wet coffee to a central drying facility. In most other countries, it's more common to deliver coffee cherry or fully dried parchment. Cherry or dried parchment tends to be a bit easier to control, and in many Nicaraguan drying facilities/purchasing stations, there's a big risk that coffee will sit wet too long before drying, developing defects. 

We rely on Caravela to connect us with many of our Latin American coffees, and we can depend on them for transparent pricing and consistent quality. In Nicaragua, Caravela has gone all-in to make the most of the country's atypical wet parchment situation, building two drying stations, including Beneficio La EstrellaWhile blended lots and concrete patios for quick drying are the norm, La Estrella has a huge system of raised, covered drying beds. This makes it easier to both keep small lots of coffee separate, and also slows down the drying process for optimal drying. 

Las Colinas has been an approachable, dependable coffee for the past few years, and we're stoked to kick it up a notch with Entre Rios, from just Alberto Ramos. Alberto's coffee packs plenty of traditional flavors, but also pops a bit more in the cup. We're tasting milk-friendly pastry and milk chocolate, with just enough black cherry and pear to make this everyday drinker a bit more interesting.

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