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22.11.19

Tropical Fruit Symphony

The Coffee Officina Tropical Fruit Symphony Nicaragua

This is one of the most special coffee we’ve had in a long time!

It has won many awards and medals based on cup quality and sustainability practices. We are lucky to have it!

Don Roger Mairena and his wife Isabel have a farm near the Arenal Nature Reserve in Nicaragua. Don Roger has a degree in agronomy, and he loves sharing technical knowledge and tips with visiting roasters.

A stream begins on the family’s property, allowing clean spring water for washing coffee and for sharing with the community. The farm has a special system of tubing with tiny perforations underneath the groves of trees so that runoff from washing coffee is filtered by the earth instead of polluting streams.

Don Roger takes pride in his ability to prune trees with special techniques, training his Bourbon to grow in even form next to his plot of Caturra.

The Bourbon and Caturra are mixed 50/50 for a delightful delicate cup with notes of citrus, great acidity and juiciness. The Java is a rare variety from Indonesia that, given the high altitude of the farm, makes for a flavour packed cup with notes of jasmine, good body, sweetness and creaminess. Several years ago, Don Roger planted a grove of Paché seeds from Guatemala, which has cupping notes of tropical fruits, citrus and a nice acidity.