From Guy at Cast Iron Coffee Roasters:
Famed around the world, the microlots from the Jesus Mountains show true passion and attention to detail. The Maracaturra varietal is a hybrid cross between a Maragogype and Caturra, that is common to Nicaragua. Just like the Maragogype which is known as the "Elephant Bean" Maracaturra has a large bean size and what makes it truly special is that it inherits a great taste profile. Sweet, clean and complex.
IN THE CUP - Bright and sweet and wonderfully aromatic, light, tea-like body. Notes of cherry, nutmeg and jasmine.
Cerro de Jesus is located in the municipality of Jalapa, Nueva Segovia. The farm sits on the areas highest mountain and occupies a total of 281 hectares of which 126 is used to grow coffee, the rest left as forest. High levels of annual rainfall produce a diverse range of vegetation and wildlife. The farm provides schooling and meals for the children of the 300 workers from the El Escambray community.
We like using either a V60 or Kalita Wave for this Cerro de Jesus. Its a light, complex coffee and these brewers really highlight the lovely characteristics you can expect.
As a starting point use a ratio of 31g of ground coffee with 500ml of water at approximately 94degC. Wet the bed of coffee with approximately twice its weight in water, say 60g and use a t-spoon to stir lightly to make sure all the grounds are equally saturated. Add remaining water in 3 equal measures with all water added before 2 mins 30. Total brew time should be around 3 minutes.
If you prefer a more intense coffee, try an Aeropress. 17g of coffee with 220ml of water, brew inverted before flipping at 2 minutes and giving an even 30-second press.
Altitude: 1100 masl
Farm/Coop: Cerro De Jesus
Great for: Aeropress, Filter
Origin: Central America/Nicaragua - Jalapa, Nueva Segovia
Process Method: Washed
Roasterr: Cast Iron Coffee Roasters
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