HARVEST 2021, BY
Production in Nicaragua has fallen to levels far lower than originally projected, causing local prices to soar. To make matters worse, the heavy rains in November caused by the tropical storm Eta had a strong impact on the crop cycle, delaying cherry ripening by about a month.
We’ve been working closely with Olman Valladarez for years on a wide range of coffees obtained using different processes. His exotic varieties – Maragogype, Maracaturra and Java – can thrive in this optimal terroir and are truly unique. Given the scarcity of these coffees, we have provided even more support than usual to help Olman develop this production.
This year's new coffees come from the regions of Jinotega and Matagalpa. These new territories have given us a means to broaden our range of cup profiles and, to top it all, we have also selected two certified organic and fair trade coffees. The first comes from the Flor de la Dalia cooperative (Matagalpa) and the second from Coomcafé(Jinotega). Coomcafé has recently invested in a pulper renewal programme for its main producers. And the cooperative has set up a traceability system for its coffees that holds strong quality potential, which has encouraged us to support the initiative.
Olman Valladarez, Finca Buenos Aires