Tasting Notes: Cranberry Compote, Jujube, Stone Fruit
Drying Method: Sun dried on beds
Drying Time: 21-25 days
Farm: Los Pinos
Producer: Byron Corrales
Region: Aranjuez, Matagalpa
Elevation: 1450 MASL
This coffee was one of our customers' favourite from last season - called "Los Pinos". This year we decided to give it a fun new name! The coffee varietal, Maracaturra, is a hybrid of Maragogipe (a.k.a. "Elephant bean", for its large size) and Caturra, hence the name "Baby Elephant"; and the farm "Los Pinos" means The Pines.
We hope you enjoy this refreshing coffee with festive notes of Cranberry Compote, Jujube, and Stone Fruit!
More about this coffee:
A few years ago, coffee producer Byron Corrales witnessed a transition of machinese replacing workers, predominantly women, at the process mills. He decided he would create jobs for them.
Natural processing is expensive for the producer because it is labour intensive, requiring meticulous attention, and this is why Don Byron chose to switch over some of his production to natural processing, to provide employment for the women workers.
Don Byron's wish is for the end consumers to appreciate the energy required to produce coffee - energy from the Sun, water, nature, and the hands caring for it.