Nicaragua RFA Finca Los Papales

Brown sugar, caramel, lemon, good acidity
Lot # P600812-1
Nicaragua
Warehouse
Qty Available
ETA
Bag Weight
The Annex
34 bags
Spot
69 KG BAG
Nicaragua RFA Finca Los Papales is available to buy in increments of 1

About this Coffee 

This Rainforest Alliance certified coffee comes from Finca Los Papales in Nicaragua. The estate has been in the Angelina Lopez family for over century and to this day grandparents, children and grandchildren continue to manage the estate together. The coffee is wet and dry milled on the estates premises in order to better manage quality control. The growing altitude ranges from 1,300 and 1,700masl and the varietals include, Borboun, Caturra, Catuai and Pacamara. 

 

History of Coffee in Nicaragua  

Coffee came to Nicaragua in the mid-1800's but did not have to compete with well established crops like indigo or banana. It took coffee just 20 years to become the country's number one export and by the dawn of the 20th century, coffee represented 65% of Nicaragua's exports. Between 1895 and 1926, production of coffee in the Jinotega region alone tripled, from 4,500 bags to 13,500. The rapid growth of the industry did not coincide with as much deforestation as other countries in the region and today virtually all Nicaraguan coffee is considered shade grown. 

 

Growing Coffee in Nicaragua  

Nicaragua coffee growing regions include Jinotega, Nuevo Segovia, Madriz, Esteli, Matagalpa, Boaco, Managua, Carazo, and Granada. Throughout the country, most Nicaragua coffee is grown between 800 and 1500 masl, with some specialty coffees growing even higher that 1500 masl. Over 330,000 people in Nicaragua work in coffee, which is 15% of the labor market and more than 50% of the agricultural workforce. Most Nicaragua coffee is milled using a version of wet processing. Plant Species Catimor, Catuai, Java, Maragogype, Pacamara, Red Bourbon. 

More Information
Harvest Season 2019/20
Status Spot
Warehouse The Annex
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