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Artisan Roast - Bella Aurora - Nicaragua

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Milk chocolate and caramel followed by notes of toast and an amaretti biscuit like finish. Delicious washed process coffee from an award winning family farm in Nicaragua.
From Artisan Roast:

"We met Joaquin and Maria Lovo way back in 2012 during a sourcing trip to North Nicaragua and its a pleasure to finally bring some of their coffee up to Scotland.

Bella Aurora lies literally a stones through from Honduras and like much of the Dipilto area the coffee sits under dense, lush shade vegetation. This helps slow the ripening of the coffee down, encouraging improved sweetness and flavour profile once the beans have been roasted and brewed. Joaquin and Maria go the extra mile as well and the farm has a whole handful of third party certifications that represent their very holistic view to coffee farming. This approach has paid dividends over recent years and the family have been successful in a couple of Cup of Excellence programmes in Nicaragua.

This micro-lot comes from a small section towards the top of the farm called 'El Corsario', or the pirate, oddly named after a prize bull owned by Joaquin of the same name. The Lovo's take real care and attention to their caturra cherry selection during the picking season. After harvesting the de rigueur method of processing in Dipilto is dry fermentation for around sixteen to eighteen hours before being washed and skin dried on the farm's tiny patio. Since the drying area is so small on the farm all coffee is then transferred to Dipilto for final drying and quality assessment.

Bella Aurora is a delicious, straightforward chocolate driven warming cup of coffee. After the initial milk chocolate flavours there are sweet toasty and caramel like aromas followed by an amaretti biscuit like finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, dense and creamy and the acidity is low in intensity but lingers long."

Altitude: 1250 - 1500m asl
Farm/Coop: Bella Aurora
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Filter, With milk
Origin: Central America/Nicaragua - Town of Los Manos, Dipilto, Municipality of Nueva Segovia
Owner: Joaquin and Maria Lovo
Process Method: Washed
Varietals: Caturra

When do we roast your coffee?

We roast at least every Monday and Wednesday (roasting days). Our cut off for planning orders for roasting is 2pm on a roasting date. If an order is received after this cut off it will be prioritised on the next roasting day. Most items will be dispatched the next day (Tuesday and Thursday). If we cannot deliver the goods within this time we will tell you immediately and agree on another time for delivery. If we cannot agree on another time, we will offer you a refund. We use a range of different roaster sizes so we can batch roast exactly what we need for that day. This means that no coffee will leave our roastery older than the previous working day.

Delivery Method

We send your coffee by Royal Mail 1st Class post, which aims to deliver within 1 working day. This is not a guarantee but an aim. Royal Mail will not class an item as lost or missing for 15 working days. Please get in touch if you have not received your order within 7 working days of dispatch. For International delivery to Europe we use the Royal Mail International Standard service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days. For International delivery to World Zone 1 & 2 countries we use the Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days.

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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.