Nicaragua Dipilto SHG EP – 32529 – Intend Ship: Jul 06, 2024 – RCWHSE

Position Future Shipment

Bags 75

Warehouses Oakland

About this coffee

Grower

Finca El Naranjal, Finca San Andres, Finca El Cipres, and Finca Flor Azul 

Altitude

1200 - 1400 masl

Variety

Bourbon, Catimor, Catuai, Caturra, and Maragogype

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

Dipilto,Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

December - April

Certification

Conventional

Coffee Background

Sourcing Details

When coffee is cultivated and harvested from small family owned farms, exporters play a critical role in ensuring quality and fairness.  Cafetos de Segovia is an export company in Nueva Segovia established in 2015 by two sisters  (Ana y Martha Albir Sotomayor) with a focus on transparency so that importers and roasters can have the best access to information all the way back to the farm level.  The model is the perfect hybrid where individual farmers take responsibility for farm management and most of the post harvest process with support from Cafetos de Segovia to ensure that each farmer has access to best practices.  This particular lot comes from 5 small farms in the municipality of Dipilto; Finca El Naranjal and Finca San Andres owned by Julio Medina, Finca El Cipres owned by Gustavo Martinez, and Finca Flor Azul owned by Ener Rodas.

Processing Details

During the harvest, cherries are picked at optimum ripeness, hand sorted, floated to remove damaged and undeveloped beans, depulped, fermented for 24 hours, washed, and density sorted in classification channels at each individual farm.  Wet parchment is then transported to Cafetos de Segovia’s drying facility and slowly dried to 10.5 percent using a combination of patios with shade cloth and raised beds.  This is an innovative step that takes the burden of drying infrastructure and labor costs off of the farmers and also ensures more uniform and gentle drying with strict temperature controls to preserve the unique quality of each farmer's post harvest efforts.

Exporting Details

Cafetos de Segovia cups each farmer’s lot and also prepares the coffee for export at their own dry mill, which ensures traceability and quality control throughout the entire process.