There's a certain beer aspect to be found in the aromatics of Los Granadillos. Notes of wheat and dry hops give off the impression of an Amber Ale (which is why we pictured it with a "beer bottle"). Hot water adds complexity to the wet grounds bringing up burned sugars, spiced applesauce, and hazelnut. This is a fairly approachable cup of coffee. We roast it to bring out a raw sugar sweetness with coffee cherry fruit, grape-like acidity, and a citrus pith finish. While this coffee is starting to show a little bit of age, it's still quite sweet and juicy, and has a pleasing mouthfeel. The sweetness and acidity of Los Granadillos makes it a nice candidate for SO espresso, so look for it in our upcoming espresso blend.
Nicaragua Finca Los Ganadillos Production
Los Granadillos is from the Dipilto region of Nicaragua. Dipilto sits within the Department of Nueva Segovia, and is situated on the northern border of Nicaragua, very close to Honduras. Farmer Francisco Ponce Duarte planted the farm with mostly Maracaturra, along with a few Paca, Caturra, and Red Catuai trees mixed in. His farm sits at about 1200 meters above sea level, and the 4 hectares of planted trees produces about 60 bags of coffee annually. This particular lot is mostly Maracaturra, the "big bean" coffee hybrid that is part Maragogype, and part Caturra. Los Granadillos took 16th place at this year's Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition. This is the largest bean we've ever offered, for some reason this coffee makes me laugh.
This coffee is roasted to order within 24-48 hours of order. We recommend 2 days rest after roast, so this will be ready to drink when you receive it.
Nicaragua is a country in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Costa Rica and Honduras. Approximately the size of Greece or the U.S. state of New York, it is the largest country in Central America. The country covers a total area of 129,494 square kilometers (120,254 square kilometers of which are land area) and contains a diversity of climates and terrains. The country's physical geography divides it into three major zones: Pacific lowlands, the wetter, cooler central highlands, and the Caribbean lowlands.