SCA Score: 84.25
Notes: Golden grapefruit, marshmallow, nectarine, juicy, slick and nut butter
Producers: 126 small-scale farmers from Nueva Segovia
Varieties: Red - Yellow Caturra, Red - Yellow Catuai, Bourbon
La Estrella comes from 126 different producers from the department of Nueva Segovia, situated 225 km from Nicaragua’s capital, Managua. This is a region very close to the border with Honduras and is part of the Cordillera de Dipilito Nature Reserve, a place with a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. The name La Estrella comes from the Beneficio La Estrella, the coffee mill founded in 2013 by Caravela Nicaragua. It is located in the municipality of Ocotal. In 2015, a blend was created of different coffees from producers living close to the mill.
La Estrella blend is possible thanks to outstanding new coffee producers and long-term partners from different municipalities around Nueva Segovia such as Macuelizo, Dipilto, San Fernando, Mozonte and Jalapa.
Processing method: Traditional fully washed process in micro-mills at each farm Naturally fermented in cement tanks for 18-30hours.
Drying method: 100% shade-dried on raised beds at Beneficio La Estrella.