Someone's put Nice biscuits and hazelnuts in a blender for this sweet and balanced coffee. A delicate but crisp redcurrant note keeps it interesting, whilst a hint of raisin on the finish rounds it out.
Finca Limoncillo is in the Matagalpa region of Nicaragua. It is 171 hectares in size, 109 used for coffee cultivation, with the remainder used to raise cattle and horses and left to natural woodland. The Mierisch family follows sustainable farming practices and exercises considerate land management to reduce their environmental impact as much as possible.
The varietal, Ethiosar, is a stable hybrid plant. It's a cross of an Ethiopian variety (Sudan Rume) with a Sarchimor (a cross of a Villa Sarchi with a Timor variety). The offspring of this plant is then crossed once again with a Villa Sarchi, which is an improved Caturra / Bourbon from Costa Rica.
- Region: Finca Limoncillo
- Farm/Mill: Yasica Norte, Matagalpa
- Variety: Ethiosar
- Process: Honey
- Altitude: 1,200masl
- Harvest: March - April 2023
Known for their experimental processing, varietal work and exceptional Nicaraguan coffee, the Mierisch family employ over 3000 staff during the harvest. They pay their employees 30% more than the minimum wage, provide free food, housing, day care and healthcare facilities for families and offer free education to help staff diversify their skills. More than 60 families live on Finca Limoncillo, which is a testament to how much the Mierisch family care about the people who support them.