Nicaragua Seleccion Matagalpa Washed SHG

Apple, nutty, lemon, malt loaf
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
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Lot Number P8002210-1
  • 38 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

This is a washed SHG (strictly high grown) coffee from producers Marlin Tinoco, Aura Valle, Guadalupe Siles and Jeannethe Cruz. 

Origin Nicaragua
Subregion Matagalpa
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
Processing Washed
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Catuai, Caturra, Parainema
Coffee Grade NIC CA WA SHG
Screen Size 15 Up
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Matagalpa is the second largest coffee region in the country. As such, we have a network of buying centers across Matagalpa with over 25 buying points to provide access to farmers in the most remote communities. 

Altitudes in Matagalpa range between 700 and 1,400 metres above sea level and temperatures range from between 15C and 32C, which combined provide a good mix for post-harvesting processes such as prolonged fermentations and microbial activity throughout the day. 

The region gathers a wide range of coffee varietals, some have been in the region and country for many generations and others come from recent innovations in the Central American region. As such we can find Caturra, Red Catuai, Bourbon, Pacamara, Parainema and Marsellesa. 

Matagalpa also is the best place to build a Dry mill facility. Between the city of Matagalpa and the city of Sebaco there is a micro climate optimal for the drying and milling processes. In fact by far, the majority of the dry mills in Nicaragua are located in this region. 

The Process

Coffee cherries are harvested by hand from sunrise until 3 pm. They bring all the cherries back to the farms’ wet mill where it is weight and manually pulped. Coffee is left to dry ferment overnight for about 10 - 12 hours depending on the farm’s altitude and ambient conditions. Once the coffee reaches its fermentation point, it’s thoroughly washed and immediately bagged, as wet parchment, then they delivered to our buying point.

Coffee is sundried and it will take within 8-11 days to reach a 12% humidity depending mostly on weather conditions. We have 31 hectares around our dry mill fully covered with tarps for this sole purpose, this process is done mainly or almost fully by women employed by Covoya's parent company ofi.

Once we dry the coffee, we cup it and let it rest in our warehouses to get the balance and good attributes in the cup after at least three months before milling it. 

  • Subregion Matagalpa
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai, Caturra, Parainema
  • Min Growing Altitude 800m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1000m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
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  • Price Per Kg £5.10
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade NIC CA WA SHG
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002210-1
  • Origin Nicaragua
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk