Nicaragua Pacamara Natural
12 oz valve bag
Region: Nueva Segovia
Producer: Luis Alberto Balladerez
Farm: Finca La Bendicion
Elevation: 1,500-1,800 masl
Wet Mill: Finca La Bendicion
Dry Mill: Beneficio Las Segovias
Honeydew, Spiced Plum, Strawberry
If you’ve been following Victrola, you might know that in April of 2018, we traveled down to Nicaragua to visit our good friend Luis Alberto Balladerez and his renowned dry mill, Beneficio Las Segovias. We have worked with BLS for a number of years, and our goal for the trip was to taste some from the most recent harvest and connect with a few farmer-friends of ours in the area.
All of the wet milling is done at the farm, then sent to the dry mill Beneficio Las Segovias, also owned by Luis Alberto Balladerez.
Finca La Bendicion is one of the largest coffee farms in Nueva Segovia. Luis Alberto Balladarez maintains La Bendicion as a variety garden of sorts, with many cultivars planted. Among them is the large bean hybrid, Pacamara, from his La Hacienda lot. Pacamara is a cross between Maragogype and Pacas. The combination of rich mountain soil, ample rainfall, and meticulous care taken in processing, results in a beautifully complex, clean and vibrant expression of the Pacamara varietal.