Nicaragua – Luis Alberto Balladarez – Natural



Notes: Cinnamon, Pomegranate

Luis Alberto Balladarez comes from a long legacy of coffee farming in northern Nicaragua. While several millers and exporters are established in Nueva Segovia’s main city Ocotal, Luis Alberto’s Beneficio Las Segovias clearly stands out for their focus on specialty coffees and microlots. One of the things that makes Luis Alberto unique among mill owners is that he owns and manages several of his own farms. The success that he’s had with these farms is one of the reasons so many other farmers trust him to process their coffees. Luis Alberto knows quality, and is obsessed with every detail in each step his coffee takes, from the nursery through the dry mill.
Finca La Bendicion is another farm owned by Luis Alberto that has received a lot of attention in the past several years.  Divided into 8 parcels each planted with a unique variety, Finca La Bendicion boasts an impressive total 109 manzanas (farms)
We cupped this lot from a total of 12 samples along with a few other roasters. Because of it’s limited availability, we were only able to get 2 bags of this coffee- but we really enjoyed it and wanted to share it with our Tucson community.
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