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La Escondida Laurina - Low Caf - Nicaragua Filter

White Chocolate, Peach, Clementine
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    This is one of the finest examples of Laurina – a unique variety with around half the caffeine of regular Arabica coffees – that we've tasted. It's a godsend for those of us who need to reduce their caffeine intake, with a wonderfully smooth white chocolate sweetness, and a juicy, peach-like acidity. 

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    Cultivated with love by great farmers. 100% Arabica coffee, harvested when ripe and carefully processed. Sustainable and fairly traded.


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    About the coffee

    White Chocolate, Peach, Clementine

    Score: 86.5
    Sweetness: Chocolate
    Acidity: Peach

    Variety: Laurina
    Processing: Natural
    Harvesting Year: 2022
    Drying Time: etwa 14 Tage

    Suggested brew recipe:
    1:16.5 (eg 16g coffee to 250g water) in about 2:30 to 3:30 minutes.

    About the coffee

    These beans from Nicaragua are of the rare and delicate variety Laurina. Tricky to find and even trickier to grow, Laurina has seen a huge spike in demand as a fantastic tasting low caffeine option. Unlike decaffeinated coffee which has its flavour profile altered by the commercial process that removes caffeine, Laurina naturally contains only half the caffeine of typical Arabica coffees.

    This natural deficiency is at once what makes Laurina exciting and challenging. We love low-caf coffee because it means that we can drink more of it, but the lower caffeine content poses challenges too. For one, caffeine acts as a natural pesticide in coffee, as its bitter taste and powerful stimulant effects ward off many insects and animals who might eat coffee cherries. Less caffeine means Laurina is a more delicate crop to grow, producing around 20% less coffee per hectare than other Arabica varieties. This in turn makes it a riskier crop for farmers to plant, as this lower yield and higher risk isn't necessarily recouped in the higher price Laurina fetches.

    The team at the Finca La Escondida, part of the Mierisch family of farms and run by Jose Elias Contreras have been growing Laurina for several years now, and we're again impressed with the results. The low caffeine content lowers the bitterness in the cup, with a smooth-as-silk white chocolate sweetness and refined, rich, and juicy acidity that tastes like peaches and clementines.

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    The Farm | La Escondida

    The Finca La Escondida is run by the Mierisch family, a coffee dynasty who run 12 farms in Nicaragua and Honduras.

    Direct Trade
    Jose Elias Contreras
    Type of Farm:
    Family-run farm

    Region, Country: Lipululo, Jinotega, Nicaragua
    1200 masl
    Soil type: Fertile soils
    Fertilisation method: Organic
    Shadow Type: Shade grown
    Processing location:
    on the farm
    Number of varieties: 4
    Harvest season:

    About the farm

    The Fincas Mierisch are a group of farms in Nicaragua and Honduras that was founded by Bruno Mierisch Boettiger over 100 years ago. A biologist by trade, Bruno emigrated from his native Germany to Nicaragua to build railways, and ended up being paid in land in the Matagalpa mountains. Deciding to stay in Nicaragua, Bruno started farming lemons on his land, calling it Finca Las Lajas. At the turn of the 20th century, the government started incentivising coffee growing, and Bruno planted the first coffee trees in 1908, and in doing so started a coffee dynasty.

    Today, through the work of Bruno's descendants, the Fincas Mierisch have expanded to nine farms in Matagalpa and nearby Jinotega, in Nicaragua, as well as three farms in neighbouring Honduras, near the Rio Blanco. La Escondida is a medium-sized farm by the Lago Apanás in the west of Nicaragua, in the department of Jinotega. Jose Elias Contreras runs the farm where besides Laurina he also grows Red Catuai, Javanica, and Yellow Pacamara.

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