Locality- Lago de Apanas
Farm- Finca La Bastilla
Producer- Markus Fischer
Altitude- 3445 – 4757’
Varietal- Yellow Catuai
$18.45 - 12 oz. bag
Rich, fruity aroma with pure fruit, blueberry candy, fig preserves and deep chocolate flavors. Great balance and surprising acidity in a natural processed coffee.
Finca La Bastilla is located in northwest Nicaragua bordering on Honduras. The farm is owned and managed by Markus Fischer. After several years of getting to sample Marcus’ beautiful coffees, we have brought them onto our menu for the first time this year. And we liked two of his coffees so much, we acquired them both! This coffee, the El Buey is a 25 bag microlot of the Yellow Catuai variety that he natural processed. With the natural process, the cherry is allowed to dry around the coffee seeds prior to hulling. This process concentrates fruit and berry flavors.
With his ecologically minded approach to cultivation, Marcus farms just over half of his 768 acres. He has chosen to leave the remaining 373 acres as a nature preserve. The farm is adjacent to a vast nature preserve called Natural Reserve Cerro Datanlí – El Diablo Nature Reserve. El Diablo is a biologically diverse tropical cloud forest ecosystem that comprises some 14,450 acres.
Finca La Bastilla has received extensive recognition for their environmental stewardship and ecologically sound agricultural practices. This El Buey micro-lot has been certified at origin by the Rainforest Alliance.
As we were particularly smitten with two of his microlots, we also brought in the El Peñon which is a washed processed coffee of the Red Catuai variety. We are offering these two coffees together as our La Bastilla Tasting Pair for $33.
If you find yourself in Central Nicaragua, Marcus has an ecolodge on the farm called La Bastilla Ecolodge. Here you can sleep amidst the coffee trees and drink his amazing coffee at its source.
After repose, we seal this coffee in Grain-Pro barrier packaging in Nicaragua and then send on its way to our Roastery where we preserve the green coffee under hermetic seal until it is roasted as part of our Barrington Green Seal Program© .