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NOTE: All of our premium Arabica coffees are roasted to City+ to Full City roasts, showing minimal-to-no surface oils….we want all of the flavor to stay in the beans until the coffee is ground! Despite the additional descriptors, the first flavor and aroma you'll think of is "COFFEE".

Nicaragua Cabo Azul Estate SHG

Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Nicaragua Cabo Azul Estate SHG
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Long-known for abundant production, Nicaragua produces some exceptional specialty coffee, and not surprisingly has an internationally-judged Cup of Excellence growers competition. We currently have, in the Special du Jour Boutique offering, a fine honey-process Javanica varietal from famed Mierisch Estates.
Like in all of Central America, Nicaraguan farmers in the principal growing regions of Nueva Segovia, Jinotega and Matagalpa were hit hard in 2012 by the outbreak of coffee rust disease and recovery took years.
Growers and agronomists knew they had to prepare for a war of sorts. One of the developments was the "creation" of a new varietal called H1 Hybrid or "Centroamericano", which is a hybrid of Sarchimor and the Ethiopian variety called Sudan Rume. H1 is extremely high yielding and resistant to the dreaded rust yet has an excellent cup quality.
Interestingly, the hybrids must be cloned via grafting, as the seeds will not yield a child plant with the same characteristics as the parent. This is very similar to how apple varieties are propagated: planted apple seeds have very little chance of yielding eating apples.

We love this new coffee, and it's super fresh from the recent 2020 harvest period. Complex chocolate, hints of red currant and flavors
perfuse a medium-heavy body in our medium roast.
 1 lb. bag $11.99 lb.


New arrivals streaming in... As the PLAGUE wears us all down at times, roasting is a salve for my spirit, and new crop arrivals are fun to share. Ethiopia, our favorite of all origins, is still behind the production and shipping curves by a couple months in general. We just got one of our faves of recent years, a washed ...more
Newest tasty inventory additions: Colombia, Rwanda and Ethiopia 2020 harvest coffees have begun arriving, and the newest additions are Colombia Finca Buenaventura (Anselma, Caldas Dept.)...the producer is a dynamic young woman, Luz Angela Martinez Restrepo, who continues a multi-generational family farm producing first-class coffee. Sweet and ...more
New decafs in...no jitters! Adding coffees in peak season for many origins is half the fun of my day. Today bringing two new lovely decafs....Rwanda Nyamesheke Swiss Water Process and Colombia natural decaf (sugarcane "extraction" of the caffeine) from the Cudinamarca region. ...more
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