Country: Nicaragua Region: Matagalpa Varietal: JavanicaFarm: Finca Limoncillo Producer: Mierisch Family Process: Natural Altitude: 850-1110 M Grade: SHB Certification: Direct Trade Cupping Notes: Almond, Blueberry, Strawberry, Blackberry, Raspberry Acidity. Recommended Roast: City - Full CityGood For: Pour over, auto-drip, full immersion.
Description: Fincas Mierisch has a long history of producing very high quality coffees. Coffee from Finca limoncillo was awarded 2nd place in the 2008 Cup of Excellence and has been used by two top 5 finishers in the World Barista Championship.
Named after the Limoncillo (a small type of lemon) that was already growing on the farm when it was purchased, the farm was purchased in 1930 after one of the Mierisch grandfathers made the transition from attending a military academy to civilian life. Limoncillo is the 2nd oldest coffee farm in the Fincas Mierisch group (Los Placeres is the oldest). Typica was the sole varietal grown on the farm up until the mid-1990’s, but due to climate change, unstable market pricing, and vulnerability to coffee leaf rust it was decided to diversify varietals and also focus extensively on quality over quantity.
Javanica is thought to come from the Java or Typica varieties. This mysterious Nicaraguan coffee was named by the Mierisch family as “JavaNica” and has become very desirable by roasters all over the world. The profiles is not what you would normally expect from a coffee in Nicaragua and shows a lot of characteristics similar to African coffees.
All farms in the Fincas Mierisch group provide child day care services for workers and have access to elementary schools. Limoncillo, however, has its own primary school on site, and its own clinic. Child labor is strictly prohibited on all farms, and children are provided free meals during the harvest. Discrimination of any kind is also not permitted on our farms. Being an UTZ certified farm, yearly training is provided in better agricultural practices to employees which has helped increase yield and cup quality while also lowering production costs.