Nicaragua: El Diamante Roja

Fuji apple, honey, and maraschino cherry


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Country: Nicaragua
Region: Jinotega
Farm: El Diamante
Process: Washed
Variety: Caturra, Bourbon, Pache, Catuai
Harvest: October-February
Elevation: 1350-1470 meters

Nestled in the mountains outside the "City of Mists" - Jinotega, Nicaragua, lies the enchanting El Diamante coffee farm. El Diamante stands as a testament to the unwavering dedication of its visionary farmers, Don Francisco and Blanca Nieve.

Their story began as one of hope and determination. Don Francisco and Blanca Nieve were among the first farmers to join hands with Gold Mountain Coffee Growers. In those early days, both the farm and Gold Mountain's flagship farm faced the challenges of a certified cooperative plagued by mismanagement. This adversity didn't deter them; instead, it ignited their determination to create something exceptional.

With support from Gold Mountain, Don Francisco and Blanca Nieve embarked on a remarkable journey. They tripled the size of their first farm, El Diamante, and even ventured to acquire a second farm. The partnership with Gold Mountain paved the way for significant growth, both in their farm's size and their understanding of cultivating extraordinary coffee.

This offering from El Diamante is a tribute to the landscape of Jinotega, Nicaragua. Don Francisco and Bianca Nieve farm at a very high altitude - in fact, their coffee ripens a full two months later than the rest of the country. The beans' slow maturation allows them to collect more nutrients, contributing to the coffee's exceptional cup profile.

This lot underwent a carefully monitored washed process, with artisanal care applied at every stage. This method emphasizes cleanliness and precision, resulting in a coffee that's a true reflection of the region's terroir.

"Roja" delights with a well-rounded juicy-sweet body, and fruit notes that dance on the palate. Expect the crisp sweetness of Fuji Apple, the comforting warmth of honey, and the playful brightness of Maraschino Cherry. These characteristics come together in a flavor profile that has earned this coffee numerous medals in the Golden Bean North America roasting competition.