Region: Nueva Segovia
Farm: Finca Los Congos
Altitude: 1350-1600 Meters
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping: Sweet. Raisins. Tea-Like.
**PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS IS NOT GREEN COFFEE**
*Cascara is a coffee cherry tea, made from the dried berries of the coffee plant, that is filled with natural sugars, vitamins, oils, and antioxidants that come from the skin and pulp of the cherry.*
Hot Brew: Heat water to a temperature of 200ºF. Use 18g (3 heaping tablespoons) of tea to 300g (10oz.) of water. Place in heated water and let stand for 4 minutes. Strain and enjoy. Cold Brew:Use 36g (6 heaping tablespoons) of tea to 300g (10oz.) of cold water. Place tea in water and let stand in fridge for 24 hours. Strain and enjoy.
Café Vidita has a truly inspiring story that portrays their passion for coffee unlike any other. Rina's father, Jose Rene Paguaga, started his own farm as a teen, growing and expanding until the civil war reached Nicaragua in 1979 and forced him to move his family to Honduras. The Paguagas lost their Nicaraguan farms, but by the time Jose was in his 70s, they were back in Nicaragua on new operations- starting from scratch. Today, three generations of Paguagas are involved in the production of this excellent coffee. Finca Los Congos consistently receives recognition for outstanding quality coffee by the Specialty Coffee Association of America, placing in the top ten of the Cup of Excellence competition multiple years. This farm is located in the San Fernando mountains of the Nueva Segovia region, where much of the mountainous terrain has been left undisturbed.