El Bosque ORTEZ
The El Bosque farm is situated in the San Fernando, Nueva Segovia region of Nicaragua, close the Honduras border. The farm is nestled within lush, dense forest and rolling hills, making this prime speciality coffee country. Nicaragua has a long history with coffee but thanks to the influence of producers like Julio and Octavio Peralta (Owners of El Bosque) the country is becoming increasingly well known for top speciality coffee.
The Peralta Family started growing coffee early in the 20th century but it is only since 2008 that they started focusing on developing new ways to market their coffee to international speciality coffee markets.
The very special microlot is from a small plot of land on their farm called Ortez.
This coffee is a natural process. Coffee is selected, harvested and then laid out to dry in the cherry for a total of 28 days – 22 days on outdoor raised beds and 6 days under cover. The coffee is turned regularly throughout the day and covered at night to protect from moisture. This coffee is processed at the San Ignacio Mill in Monzonte, near Ocatal in Nueva Segovia. The mill manager, Maywerling Escoto has total responsibility for all of the processing at this microlot only mill.
This a very well balanced coffee, pleasingly refreshing. The notes of negroni shine through and the coffee has a lovely fruity aftertaste.