Cup Characteristics: A crowd pleasing cup: big body, mild acidity, and lasting bittersweetness. Full City finds a nice interplay between layered sugars, creamy nut notes and bittersweet roast tones.
About the bean: This coffee comes from a mill we regularly buy from in the Ocotal area of Nicaragua, the Cafetalera Buenos Aires. We're continually impressed by the organization and attention to detail at the mill, and at the farms they run in the surrounding mountains: Buenos Aires, La Laguna, El Carmen, Santa Helena, and Acopio Suyatal. This lot they call "Los Pinos", which refers to a vast land area covered in pine trees that you pass through along the mountain road between the town of Ocotal and their farm Buenos Aires. It's a beautiful site, and not to mention has a fresh smell of the pine trees towering on the hillside. Los Pinos is a blend of separations from all of their farms, in this case allowing us to buy a larger quantity than many of the other small lots we secured. Their farms range in altitude from 1100 to 1600 meters, and are planted mostly in Caturra and Maracaturras, however the latter are not mixed into Los Pinos.