Nicaragua Matagalpa SHG

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Brown Sugar, Full body, Melony Brightness
  • Cafatiere
  • Coffee Filter
  • Aeropress
  • filter Coffee

The SHG or ‘Strictly High Grown’ moniker also with ‘European Preparation’ (EP) confirms this as being the cream of Nicaragua’s bean exports.  Grown at high altitude in the North West of Nicaragua, beans develop slowly and with more density than lower grown variants.

Nicaragua produces and excellent all day drinking cup combining medium to full body with mid-range strength and roast.  A staple for Cafetiere, but also brews a smooth Stovetop.

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Region

Finca Sajonia, Matagalpa

Method

Washed

Altitude

1400 – 1900 MASL

Varietal

Catimor, Caturra

Roast

Medium

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Hacienda Sajonia is run by two English brothers, Tom and Matt Hills.  They arrived in Nicaragua in 2010 to find Hacienda Sajonia in a state of decline but were attracted by the farm’s potential for producing seriously good coffee as well as its stunning location. It was an opportunity that they could not let slip away and they have embarked on a journey to rejuvenate the coffee farm and to produce top quality speciality coffee.

Having formed a long-term vision for the farm, since 2010 they have been implementing a wholesale renovation programme.  Their aim, over a 10 – 15 year period, is to transform not only the coffee plantations and the quality of the coffee produced but also the social and environmental conditions on the farm.

The coffee area in 2010 was just 90mz (150 acres), having been close to 300mz (520 acres) at the turn of the millennium. The objective is, through careful and gradual planning and where the conditions are right, to restore large parts of the farm to coffee production.  For areas previously in coffee production but where the conditions are not perfect alternative agricultural uses will be sought.

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