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Nicaraguan’s Mama Mina Estate – Direct trade

June 3, 2008

This is an exciting addtion to our coffee selections.  This is our new Direct Trade Nicaraguan coffee that is replacing the old Selva Negra variety.    Look for this coffee in our offerings by the 3rd week of June.

We found this farm a few months ago when traveling with Erwin Mierisch and his family.  During this visit, we went to all 5 farms, and began offering the Limoncillo Pacamara Peaberry varietal right away.   Their Limoncillo farm just took second place at this year’s COE competition, however, took the higest price.

Our next offering from the Mierisch family farms is from the smallest farm they own Finca Mama Mina Estate.   This farm is affectionately named for their grandmother Mina McEwan.  Trees and mountains surround the farm in every direction, and sits at an elevation of 1200 – 1350 meters.  This farm has lots of daily cloud cover which provides natural shade ontop of what is produced by the tree canopy’s.

They are currently producing 75% Caturra and 25% Catuai on this farm.  They also have their own wet mill, and dry all of their beans on site with raised beds.  This is one of their younger farms, but is producing only “Grade A” coffee and is fast becoming a favorite of the family.

To learn more about this family of farms please go to https://fratellocoffee.com/2008/03/10/fratellos-nicaragua-direct-trade-%e2%80%93-sourcing-trip/ below are more photo’s from this farm.