Nicaragua El Guapo
**All local pick up orders will remain available for 30 days. After 30 days they will be donated to a local charity due to storage space.**
This is one of the highest scoring coffees we got from our dear friend and long-time partner Luis Alberto Balladarez this past year. It is THE BEST of the washed process micro-lots he curated for us, and is aptly named EL Guapo - The Handsome.
Luis is a coffee mastermind. We have been visiting him and purchasing his coffee since 2011. This 300lb micro lot is from Lo Prometido, one of Luis' newest farms that is at a high elevation and planted with a healthy amount of Maracaturra coffee plants.
Maracaturra is a hybrid of the large bean maragogipe, and the platinum award winning caturra variety, resulting in a high complexity, large bean variety with which Luis works wonders. This microlot was washed and then dried on African style raised beds slowly over the course of about a month, a process Luis has been fine tuning over the years. This slow drying results in exceptionally clean flavor, a highly structured acidity, and a boat load of sweetness.
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In the Cup
This coffee is clean and crisp. We taste a coffee with a viscous body and that is bursting with tropical fruits, tangerines and cane sugar.
To find out more about what Grind Method to choose, check out our blog post on grind methods!