Nicaragua - Miel De La Bastilla (Red Honey)
Flavour: Chocolate, pomegranate, and syrupy notes
The workers on the farm itself are paid 35% higher than the market rate as a way to ensure the best pickers come back to work at the farm when harvest is in full swing and are rewarded for their efforts in doing so. The coffee is picked and processed at the farms own wet mill, before being taken as wet parchment to the dry mill facility. It is here that the drying beds are located, stacked three or four layers high to control temperature and humidity as required for the processing method. As the coffee dries it is moved gradually lower and lower in the drying facility until it is ready for dry milling and bagging for export.
Jinotega is the second largest department in Nicaragua, situated in the north of the country bordering Honduras.