Nicaragua Ojo de Agua (Hephaestus Series)
NICARAGUA OJO DE AGUA
CUPPING NOTES: Snickerdoodle aroma, vanilla wafer cookie, raisin, dark sugars and a sweet finish with a mild myer lemon impression.
REGION: Dipilto, Nueva Segovia
FARMER/GROWER: Cafetalera Buenos Aires
PROCESSING: washed, patio sun-dried
Ojo de Agua is a farm managed by Cafetalera Buenos Aires. All of their farms are planted beneath a dense forest canopy, the coffee plants obviously well-managed, and there's a clear segregation of the different cultivars they grow (Caturra, Java, and Maracaturra mostly), making the harvesting of lot separations is quite easy for farm workers.
This lot is all Caturra, a mutation of Bourbon that occurred in Brazil in the mid '30s, but was planted in South and Central America mostly in the 1950s. Ojo de Agua sits at roughly 1500 meters above sea level, which is moderately high altitude for Nicaragua. The shade canopy really helps to slow the rate of cherry maturation too, increasing seed density, and ultimately, leading to a higher probability of sweetness and acidity in the cup.
Hephaestus Series Exquisite Coffees are limited run, whole bean only special selections. Packed in compostable zipper bags with one way valve, and artwork on each label, Hephaestus Series are the delicious coffee of the gods!