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 are planted almost entirely with 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.
The Finca La Union has a balanced cup that is the hallmark of Nicaragua coffees. The dry fragrance and wet aroma have ample milk chocolate, walnut notes, and maple syrup sweetness. These come through in the cup as well, along with a firm brightness. Cocoa powder notes lend both sweet and bittering qualities in the finish, and the walnut (with a touch of walnut skins) is clear. The cup has a slightly rustic sorghum syrup sweetness. I think this coffee is best at Full City to Full City+ roast, and has a great potential for SO espresso at these roast levels.