Toffee & Dates
Harvest: February 2019
Producer: La Rué Family
Region: Volcan Grance, Jinotega
Variety: Maracaturra, Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon
Altitude: 1,100 – 1,500 masl
Arrival: April 2019
Today nearly half of coffee production comes from countries predicted to lose more than 60% of land suitable for growing coffee. As temperatures rise and extreme weather becomes more frequent, coffee farming is becoming increasingly difficult and less profitable for many producers across the globe. World Coffee Research is a non-profit organisation providing farmers with the tools, knowledge, and plants necessary to adapt in a changing climate. Together with our importing partners Caravela, we are donating €1 from every kilogram of TEAMWORK Seasonal Espresso to support their work.
As the seasons change so does TEAMWORK, highlighting the very best single origin coffees throughout the year. We’re looking for coffees that are perfectly balanced, sweet and clean, delicious in milk and with enough complexity to be enjoyed straight up.
Located in the town of Volcan Grande, Jinotega, this coffee comes from a Hacienda founded by Jerry La Rué. Today, the farm is owned and run by his family who have been producing coffee here for five generations and now have one of the highest volumes of production in Nicaragua. Harvests in previous years were marked by some challenges such as unexpected rains and an unstable political climate. This year however, the weather has been perfect for picking and drying, and has provided the cherries with a great environment to develop healthily. Our importers witnessed 50% more coffee being delivered to the drying stations this year and the quality has been outstanding.
This is the second time we’ve bought coffee from the La Rué family having fell in love with La Trampa from last year. With notes of dates and toffee, this coffee makes for a clean, well balanced espresso and tastes just like butterscotch in milk. Beautiful!
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