Botanical Punk – Single Origin Espresso
Taste Notes: Creamy, Toffee, Fudge
Origin: Las Morenitas, Nicaragua
Roast: Light to Medium
Botanical Punk is our roasters pick and changes throughout the year. Of all the coffees we roast this one we think will really surprise you and showcase the region. We are continually travelling the world to find and work with green coffee producers that share our passion for quality and when we find them we are always excited to share them with you. When roasting Botanical Punk our focus is on highlighting sweetness, acidity and all the complex flavours that can be discovered in these unique coffees. This is one of the coffees we offer at our home coffee shop in Kemptown Brighton.. worth a visit if you’re local!
Las Morenitas is one of seven estates that reach across Jinotega and Matagalpa owned by Victor Robelo as part of the Las Nubes group. Around 200 hectares, 80% of the farm is Caturra, but where Catimor once grew, this has now been replaced with Marsellesa, a new varietal showing great promise, with improved cup quality and resistance to rust.
Workers on the farm are paid 35% higher than the market rate as a way to ensure that the best pickers come back year after year during harvest. The coffee is picked and processed at the farm, before being taken as cherry to the dry mill facility in Matagalpa that Las Nubes bought in 2014. It is here that the drying beds are located, stacked three or four layers high to control temperature and humidity as required for the processing method. As the coffee dries it is moved gradually lower and lower in the drying facility until it is ready for dry milling and bagging for export. The coffee is ranked among the top 5 highest scoring beans in the Rainforest Alliance’s Cupping for Quality initiative.