City Roast (light)
SUB REGION: Cerro Chimborazo
ALTITUDE: 1700 masl
VARIETALS: Pacamara Natural and Yellow Catuai Natural
Savory notes of Chocolate Almonds and nougat
This Rainforest Alliance certified coffee
comes from Finca Los Papales in Nicaragua. Grown on the slopes of Cerro Chimborazo outside Jinotega, known as the city in the mist. The estate has been in the Angelina Lopez family for over century and to this day grandparents, children and grandchildren continue to manage the estate together. The coffee is wet and dry milled on the estates premises in order to better manage quality control. The growing altitude is between 1,300 and 1,700 meters and the varietals include, Borboun, Caturra, Catuai and Pacamara. Because they are essentially growing coffee in a cloud forest and there is always moisture in the air, coffee is carefully dried inside greenhouses. But care and attention doesn’t stop with the coffee, which is characterized by heavy body and a sweetness that tends toward the savory side of chocolate, almonds, nougat and toffee. Operating within the Cerro Datanli Natural Reserve, Los Papales maintains the highest standards of sustainability and is certified by Rainforest Alliance.
On Finca Los Papales, sustainability is not only defined by how they work within the environment but how they work within the community. The plantation is home to a school for infants through sixth grade and the 65 students are not only the children of those who work on the farm, but children from neighboring communities as well. The same is true for the health center at Los Papales, which cares for local people whether they are associated with the farm or not.
Los Papales Estate is a Model Farm for Sustainability