MONTECRISTO, Jinotega - Nicaragua
Grecia, West Valley
Alexander and Magali Delgado
Toffee with mild dried stone fruit, cooked berry, and pecan flavours. Mellow balanced acidity and candy-like sweetness.
Cerro San Luis is a micromill run by the two brothers Magali and Alexander Delgado. Along with their families, they cultivate coffee in the third generation. They have their own two farms between 1500 masl and 1700 masl, where they grow various varieties like Caturra, Catuaí, Geisha, SL28, and Villa Sarchí.
The family's farms are adjacent to one another, but the plots are given separate names for lot separation purposes, and the mill is located at the family home, just a few miles away.
After harvesting, the cherry is brought right to the family home, where they are able to do a variety of different processes, from washed and honeys to natural. As is common at mills in Costa Rica, at Cerro San Luis the type of honey is decided by how much mucilage is left on the coffee after depulping.