New 2020/21 crop!
Coming from five small farms located in the municipality of Jinotega. Juan de Dios Castillo and his wife Miriam Aruaz began buying the land to form the Paraíso farms in the 1980’s with money earned from their tailor shop, which is still in operation today. Much of the coffee business has been passed on to Juan and Miriam’s five children who formed J&M Family Coffee (“J” for Juan and “M” for Miriam) to export high quality coffee without compromising the environment. J&M Family Coffee operates their own wet and dry mill, which gives them full control of processing the coffee.
Tasting Notes: A top notch example of Nicaraguan coffee. Medium bodied, a little hint of lemony citrus at the lighter roasts balanced with a nice sweet and smooth caramel/malty tone. Medium to dark roasts get fuller bodied and introduce some nice smoky and roasty accents into this very malty cup profile.
Roasting Notes: Easy to roast and versatile coffee. Being a bit higher rated than last year, the cup holds lighter roasting nicely. Medium roasts are nice for a daily drinker, a little more body and a bit smoother. Works nicely dark as well, the roasty notes are a compliment to the malty factor and mix to create a very nice darker roast coffee. The classic Nic profile is always one of my favorite dark roast profiles although almost a shame on a cup profile this clean.