Lo Prometido - Nicaragua
Plum, Tea Rose, Silky
Limited Time Offering - Producer Luis Balladerez is a legend in Nicaragua, known for his forward thinking when it comes to specialty coffee microlots. Always pushing the quality envelope, he has the most impressive processing facilities we've seen. His attention to detail is readily apparent in this coffee, a maracaturra variety from Finca Lo Prometido, which means "the promised." With silky notes of sweet dark stonefruit and lingering rose florals, this coffee surely tastes like a promise fulfilled.
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Producer Luis Alberto Balladarez, Finca Lo Prometido
Region Nueva Segovia
Elevation 1550-1800 masl
Luis Alberto Balladarez comes from a long legacy of coffee farming in northern Nicaragua. While several millers and exporters are established in Nueva Segovia’s main city Ocotal, Luis Alberto’s mill - Beneficio Las Segovias - clearly stands out for its focus on specialty coffees and microlots. One of the things that makes Luis Alberto unique among mill owners is that he owns and manages several of his own farms. The success that he’s had with these farms is one of the reasons so many other farmers trust him to process their coffees. Luis Alberto knows quality, and is obsessed with every detail in each step his coffee takes, from the nursery through the mill.
Beneficio Las Segovias (BLS) is a coffee sanctuary. The milling floors, drying patios, and cupping room at BLS are well-used yet immaculate. Quality control is taken very seriously here, and every picking that Luis Alberto receives is carefully catalogued and tracked. This attention to detail stems from Luis Alberto’s thoughtful and precise personality, and it all adds up to some exquisite coffee.