Farm Description

Finca Acopio Suyatal comes to us from Dipilto, a region within the larger Nueva Segovia Department. Nueva Segovia sits along the northern border of Nicaragua, very close to Honduras, and offers some of the most ideal climatic regions for coffee production in Nicaragua. This particular lot is made up of a few neighboring small-holder farms, who in total accounted for less than 30 bags last season. These farms are situated between 1200 and 1400 meters above sea level, and this particular lot is Caturra, though most entirely of this farm is planted in Maracaturra trees, a large bean hybrid of Maragogype and Caturra varietals. This coffee represents one of several small holder lots that we've procured from the Dipilto region this year.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

The dry fragrance has a scent of toasted nut and caramel sauce. Spices are more apparent at darker roast levels with clove and powder ginger. Adding hot water, there is a caramel and toasted grain smell that reminds me of caramel popcorn. At light roast levels, the cup has a malty sweetness to it, and is reminiscent of that malted milk drink Horlicks. This isn't a detractor, but I do think the profile shines at more of a City+/Full City roast. There's some pistachio and cocoa powder, and the body is much more viscous. The acidity is subtle, yet well defined - like rindy citrus. Suyatal finishes with a nice flavor of cocoa dusted almond. This is a simple coffee that brews really well. It's a solid profile, and one that works great as a SO espresso or blend base.

Score

85.5

Lot Size

20 x 69kg bags

Roast Recommendations

City+ to Full City+. This coffee flavor shifts greatly with roast, and we liked the darker levels more.

Processing

Wet Process

Varietal

Caturra    

Grade & Appearance

SHG; .4 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen

Packaging

Shipped to us in GrainPro
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Along the Suyutal farm

At the dry mill

Coffee growing under the lush canopy at Suyutal

Drying parchment at the mill