This coffee, named after the river, is grown 1,370 meters above sea level, in the Matagalpa mountains in the north western regions of Nicaragua about 145 km north of Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua.
The coffees are fully-washed and sun dried. Since the coffee trees are grown next to orange, papaya, cacao and banana trees, the coffee tends to produce hints of fruitiness in its flavor profile. To see more about the processing of the coffee cherries in Nicaragua, see our blog entitled Elba’s Nicaragua Trip.
Our graphic artist used artwork from the Chorotega indigenous peoples for inspiration when designing the label for this bag. The Chorotega represent the largest indigenous tribe of Southern Nicaragua and northern Costa Rica.
Elba’s Flavor Profile Description: Well Balanced with Nice Fruit Notes
“When the city of Cote St-Luc started the farmers market, I have been buying my special fix of Central American coffee from you, whole bean and/or ground. I am no connoisseur, but I do love my coffee, especially the five coffee flavours from Central America. During the week I will have my regular coffee, BUT on the weekends, I will have my special fix of coffee.
Over the last few years I have been stocking up on my coffee beans for the long cold winter season. I have found that putting the bags of coffee in a large ziplock freezer bag and putting it in the freezer, keeps the coffee fresh – no freezer burn. I now have my five coffee flavours in the freezer. If you were to ask me which coffee flavour I like the best, I couldn’t. Each has it’s own unique flavour. I enjoy all of the flavours. In closing, I would like to thank you for introducing me to the coffee flavours from Central America.“
– Darrell from Cote St-Luc