12oz valve bag
Fragrance/Aroma: Chili Pepper, Barley, honey
Flavor: Smoked Chili, Tomatillo, Savory Spice
Producer: Luis Alberto Balladerez
Farm: Finca La Bendicion
Region: Nueva Segovia
Elevation: 1500 - 1800 MASL
Process: Fully Washed
Dry Mill: Beneficio Las Segovias
Finca La Bendicion is one of the largest coffee farms in Nueva Segovia. Most of Luis Alberto Balladerez’ farms are in a sub-region called Mozonte, but this farm is significantly further from the regional capital of Ocotal in the region of Jalapa. This region gets significantly more rainfall than Mozonte, which promotes more even ripening than in his other farms. The farm is essentially a whole mountain and there are farm buildings on the ridge. You can see from there a 360 degree view of the farm and it is quite beautiful.
The farm is kind of a varietal garden with many interesting cultivars. He produces a lot of the big bean cultivars here, which you have tasted – maracaturra and paramara (and very successfully). The farm is somewhat lower in altitude than his other farms, but I think buyers should not be fooled, it produces fantastic competition winning coffees. In fact, a Natural Pacamara from La Bendicion took first place in the CoE this year.
He has a large high capacity and state of the art wet mill on the property that enables Luis to pulp a whole day’s picking (from a very large farm) in around an hour so that they can achieve a very controlled and manageable fermentation process. Luis feels that this contributes to dependable flavor profile and a very clean cup
Pacamara is a very large bean hybrid of Maragogype and Pacas. The Pacamara one of two Maragogype hybrids we are featuring from Luis Alberto Balladarez’s farm, La Bendicion. La Bendicion sits atop a mountain in the the northern city of Jalapa, and commands a 360 degree view of the entire farm.
Luis Alberto Balladarez takes meticulous care of the coffees grown on his farms and has a state of the art wet mill at La Bendicion. This allows coffee cherries to be processed immediately and in a highly controlled environment, which contributes the the clarity and brightness of this beautiful coffee.