Country: NicaraguaRegion: JinotegaVarietal: Red CatuaiFarm: Finca Los MilagrosProducer: Mierisch FamilyProcess: WashedAltitude: 1100-1400MGrade: SHBCertification: Direct TradeCupping Notes: Brown Sugar, Fresh Whipped Cream, Milk Chocolate, Plaintain Recommended Roast: City+ to Full City+ Good For: Any brew method! - Try in espresso, cold brew, or blending.
Description: Los Milagros is located in the Laguna of Apanas region in Jinotega. With a tropical humid climate which the Mierisch family has learned, and liked, to work with. Los Milagros mainly grows Red Catuai and Caturra with newer varieties such as Javanica and Ethiosar being planted more recently.
Optimally ripe cherries are crucial as a starting point. Immediately after picking, the cherries are de-pulped and then placed in fermentation tanks where it dry ferments for 24 to 36 hours (depending on the weather). Fermentation tanks are lined with tiles into our fermentation tanks and is cleaned regularly in order to reduce contamination. De-pulper machines are also cleaned regularly. After washing the mucilage off the parchment and floated, the coffee is sent to the dry mill, Don Esteban.
Coffees at Don Esteban are not dried on concrete patios, instead coffees are dried on a black colored polymeric material net that allows air to pass between the ground and the coffee; allowing a more even drying. The wet parchment is then spread out as a 3-inch layer on the patio under 100% sunlight for 2 days before its moved onto African beds with 50% shade in the greenhouse. The parchment will continue to dry for around 10 to 12 days until it reaches 12.5% humidity or below. Total drying time for Washed lots are around 12 to 14 days. Once it reaches the desired humidity, the coffee is moved to a well ventilated warehouse. Here the coffee will rest/age for a month before milling. The reason for this aging/resting period is to make the humidity homogenize amongst all the coffee beans.
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.