Nicaragua Limoncillo Javanica PRE-ORDER
10oz. whole bean coffee
Many coffee producers are experimenting with different fermentation processes these days, but this producer - Fincas Mierisch at the Limocillo farm, has mastered the process (see details below). The flavors and acidity produced by this process are stunning. The care and meticulous coffee sorting provides an extremely evenly roasted bean. I tasted so many different flavors in this coffee - and they vary based on the temperature of the water used to brew. You will also experience a completely unique taste as the cup cools!
*I was only able to obtain a small amount of this, so don't wait or it will be gone for good!
Flavor notes: Blueberry, watermelon, caramel sweetness, Neapolitan ice cream - chocolate and strawberry!
Process: This lot was fermented anaerobically (without the presence of oxygen) in an oxygen-free barrel inside of a cold box that is kept between 42-50℉. The benefit of no oxygen during fermentation is unique acidity, and regulating the temperature keeps the coffee from over fermenting. After 48 hours of fermentation in the cold box, the coffee was transferred to patios for the first few days, left in the direct sun to slow fermentation. At this coffee mill, coffee does not dry directly on concrete patios. They have developed a system to allow airflow for the drying coffee, where they lay down a thick layer of parchment, covered by a black polymeric material net. After three days on the patios, drying is finished on raised beds for 29 days, for a grand total of 32 days of drying time!
Variety: Javanica - "This coffee variety with some lore to it, specifically with the Mierisch Family. In mid 2001 Esteban Mierisch was offered coffee seeds by a man selling fruit on the side of the road. Skeptical, but intrigued, they purchased the seeds, and planted them. What they learned was that the man was actually selling these at the site of a defunct nursery project called UNICAFE who’s goal was to introduce exotic varietals and study their productivity and disease resistance. The variety purchased from this roadside salesman did not turn out to be resistant to any of the major coffee diseases, but it was in fact the longberry Ethiopian variety that was taken to the island of Java where it got it’s name. Given it’s new home in Nicaragua, Esteban dubbed it “Javanica”, and it’s since placed many times in the Cup Of Excellence in Nicaragua, most recently taking 4th place in 2017."
Recommended brew method: Kalita Wave pour over
Suggested listening: "The Last Man on Earth" Wolf Alice
I paid $16.36/lb at Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders for this coffee, which is considerably more than the average green coffee I purchase at around $6-8/lb. I purchased enough that I qualified for free shipping, so that isn't being considered in the pricing of this coffee.