Hard Lines Coffee - Nicaragua - San Jose
We’re big fans of Hard Lines in Cardiff, and wanted to bring a little piece of that action to Stockport. We use their House Party espresso beans in our Gaggia espresso machine, and you can take home some too.
Region: San Jose, Nueva Segovia
Producer: Silvia and Eudoro Guillen
Altitude: 1250-1450 Masl
This Lot from the Guillen family, is a special lot with a high value cup score. The tasting profile delivers creamy body with big juicy notes of berries and honey sweetness, Making this th eperfect summer coffee of choice. Brew it hot or flash it over ice. This one is HOT!
Silvia and her husband Eudoro Guillen bought the San Jose farm in 1965. It is a 23 hectare farm that runs from 1,250 to 1,450 masl with sandy loam soil and plenty of shade trees amongst them: guavas, bananas and citruses. Once the cherries are harvested they are either pulped on the farm and taken as wet parchment to Cafetos de Segovia for honeys and washed lots.
In 2015, a local producer family realised that the prices paid for coffee cherries in the region were too low and that they could produce high-quality coffee on their own farm. They decided to create a dry mill to add value to their product, and that mill is now run by sisters Martha and Ana, along with their team. The family own a few farms that were inherited from Martha and Ana’s father. Like many properties in the area (in the north, bordering Honduras), the story of the farms’ ownership is a complex one. From 1975-1979 the Nicaraguan revolution hit the entire country, but it was even more intense at the Honduran border, forcing the family to emigrate to the USA. They returned to Ocotal six years later to find that their house and much of their farmland had been seized by the government. Only the house was returned to them – they had lost more than 100 manzanas (70ha) of coffee farm.