Nicaragua Limoncillo Ethiosar Low Temp Anaerobic - Green - Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

Nicaragua Limoncillo Ethiosar Low Temp Anaerobic - Green

Country: Nicaragua
Region: Matagalpa
Varietal: Ethiosar
Farm: Limoncillo
Process: Natural Low Temp Anaerobic
Altitude: 1,100 MASL
Cupping Notes: Strawberry Shortcake, Cherry, Orange, Oolong Tea
Recommended Roast:City to Full City

Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Full Immersion, Espresso

Description: First things first, we need to tackle what this coffee is, because a few of the words in the info above may be new to you, we only come across this processing and variety at Fincas Mierisch, who own and operate Limocillo. Let’s start with the variety. Ethiosar is a fun name for a hybrid of a hybrid. “Ethio” is reference one component, the Sudan Rume variety, with origins in a Sudanese city bordering Ethiopia. The suffix “sar” references the other half of this hybrid, Sarchimore, which is itself a cross between a Timor and Villa Sarchi.

Now let’s talk about fermentation, the Mierisch family have experimented heavily with fermentation styles, and have developed a system that produces some really incredible qualities in the cup. This lot was fermented anaerobically (without the presence of oxygen) in an oxygen-free barrel inside of a cold box that is kept between 42-50℉. The benefit of no oxygen during fermentation is unique acidity, and regulating the temperature keeps the coffee from over fermenting. After 48 hours of fermentation in the cold box, the coffee was transferred to patios for the first few days to dry under direct sunlight. At the Don Esteban mill coffee does not dry directly on concrete patios. They have developed a system to allow airflow for the drying coffee, where they lay down a thick layer of parchment, covered by a black polymeric material net. After three days on the patios, drying is finished on raised beds for 29 days, for a grand total of 32 days of drying time.

Fincas Mierisch is a family owned group of farms that have been farming coffee since the early 1900’s! With that time comes a lot of expertise, and this family is doing some of our favorite work in the coffee industry at origin. Limoncillo is the second oldest farm in the family, purchased in 1930 in Matagalpa, a region known for producing great coffee and also a German immigration settlement in the late 1800’s. Bruno Mierisch was the first German immigrant to arrive in Nicaragua, where the government hired him to help build the national railroad. The Nicaraguan government didn’t have the money to pay for Bruno’s work, and actually paid him in the land that would become the families first farm, Las Lajas. Today, there are some pretty awesome things happening on the Fincas Mierisch farms. Limoncillo has child care, a primary school, a clinic, provides yearly training for employees, and produces its own renewable energy through hydro powered turbines. Pretty special to think what awesome things are going on today in Matagalpa, Nicaragua because one man’s emmigration a hundred years ago.

It’s no surprise that this unique variety and processing make for a really special cup profile. We got Cherry and ripe, juicy Orange while the cup was hot and the fruitiness only got more decadent as it cooled into a Strawberry Shortcake, with a clean, refined finish of Oolong Tea.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Mary Micklow

Great for espresso.

Gilbert Losi Jr

This is a really fun bean to work with. I found you have to be careful not to burn this one. It is very responsive to temperatures and roast times.

Lovett reddick

A great tasting coffee! I do single cup pour over and it brews nicely.

Bodhi fan
Excellent Beans

One of the better beans I have purchased from Bodhi. Roasted medium, this is an excellent example of Central American beans. Has that hint of Froot Loops (on the nose) that some of the great C/A beans have. Will buy some more as long as they remain available.

Michael Terwilleger

Have not roasted any yet.thanks for socks and the roasted coffee

farm to cup

We get our beans from the farms and roast coffee daily. We truly are farm to cup.