Nicaragua Finca El Esfuerzo

Honey roasted peanut aroma in light roasts, while toasted barley and caramel corn come up in more developed roasts. Esfuerzo is a mild coffee, and roast level plays a large part in both body and flavor. Light roasts are very honeyed, with a note of barley tea. The body is light, fostering more of a delicate flavor profile. Full City roasts have a defined sweetness with bittersweet cocoa and a medium body. Full City to Full City+.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Caturra Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Central America
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date Jul 17 2012
Lot size 21bags/boxes
Bag size 69.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Caturra
Grade SHG
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations While the coffee works well at City and City+ levels, Full City to FC+ is where the body and developed sweetness are at their best.
Weight 1 LB
El Esfuerzo is another of our small holder farms that we've brought in this year from the Dipilto region of northern Nicaragua. Nicaraguan coffees are often underrated for their general appeal, and the Dipilto area in particular produces many great lots year after year. Many of them having bright, lively attributes thought to be characteristic of coffees from this region. Finca El Esfuerzo sits at nearly 1400 meters above sea-level and is mostly planted with Caturra. Farmer Agripino Mejia manages the 5.5 hectares farm producing about 80 bags of coffee annually.
The dry fragrance of our city roast has milk chocolate, cherry, and beeswax. I found this roast level to have a cherry chapstick smell to it. Full City roasts bring out baking spices along with dried fruits such as raisin. The wet grounds are much more pungent and have bittersweet chocolate, burned sugar, and sweet cream butter. The light roast has a sort of honey roasted peanut smell on the break, while toasted barley and caramel corn come up in more developed roasts. Esfuerzo is a mild coffee, and roast level plays a large part in both body and flavor. Light roasts are very honeyed, with a note of barley tea. The body is light, fostering more of a delicate flavor profile. Full City roasts have a defined sweetness with bittersweet cocoa and a medium body. The acidity is like orange citrus zest, which blends nicely with the nibs in the finish. This is a really great drinking coffee that works very well as a single origin espresso (SO).