Tasting Notes: Brown Sugar, Apple, Balanced
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai
Sourced By: Collaborative Coffee Source
*Coffees are roasted every Monday and shipped Tuesday.
From our importer:
Luis Pedro Zelaya Aguirre is the patriarch of the Zelcafé group of companies, which includes Bella Vista Mill and several farms either owned or managed by the group. Since Candelaria has been under LPZA’s management,the farm has been almost completely re-planted with new coffee plants. The biggest challenges for Candelaria are disease (especially roya) and drought.
These are addressed through a very strategic and intense cycle of pruning: every third row of coffee undergoes heavy pruning each year so that 2/3 rows are harvesting each year. This pruning strategy, along with carefully managed shade, limits humidity, which disease thrives in. In addition, the farm’s coffee trees are fully replanted every 30 years, with the first pruning cycle occurring after seven years.