Morello Cherry · Yoghurt · Funky
Roaster: Jordan Wilson
THE COFFEE: Funky Pacamara
An exciting single-origin coffee from Nicaragua. An interesting varietal with unique natural processing methods, and an eclectic mix of personality, resulting in the funkiest coffee around. A bombastic hit of sour Morello cherry notes balanced out by a sweet, creamy yoghurt-like body.
THE FARM: Finca Limoncillo
Finca Limoncillo is located in Matagalpa, Nicaragua and, at 171 hectares in size, it. is. huge! Situated at an amazing location, it boasts 9 waterfalls within the farm and is owned by the Mierisch family; a well-respected producer in Nicaragua. They’re known for their experimental processing, varietal work, and exceptional coffee.
On the farm, the family:
– Pay their staff 30% more than what is typical minimum wage.
– Provide free housing for 60 families.
– Provide free electricity and running water for their workers’ homes.
– Provide free food for all workers.
– Provide free daycare facilities for families to use.
– Provide free healthcare facilities.
– Employ on-site teachers who educate the staff and teach other skills, such as pottery and weaving. The goal is to help staff diversify their skills. The teachers -are also paid twice the wages they would receive in the cities.
THE PROCESS: Funky Natural
From our Supplier, Hasbean:
“The staff at Limoncillo told me one year that they had a policy of turning the coffee more often than they used to, which I decided made it more ‘elegant’ (see the other natural Red Pacamara we’re offering), but quite different to what I kinda remembered from their natural processing before.
But then they told me they had one lot which had not been turned as often and was crazier. So they prepared the sample for me to cup, and the first word I yelled out was ‘FUNKY!’ and then a coffee name was born, and the whole process. This is now the Limoncillo Funky Natural process, very similar to the Elegant Natural process but turned less often so you get more ferment-y weirdness going on – AND I LOVE IT!”
THE ROASTER: KeaKoffee
KeaKoffee is our creative expression and reflects all of those people who have been involved along the way to your cup; the Farmers who nurtured the plants, the Roaster who carefully developed the flavours, to the Barista who extracts them. We take so much pride in our craft at KeaKoffee that we don’t really know much else besides… …KOFFEE!
We dream about it, we wake up thinking about it, it’s our best friend… We’re kinda in love! We believe that life is found in those seemingly meaningless moments, the moment you afford yourself to sit down and fall in love with a great coffee, for example, so all we want to do is make those moments just that little bit more meaningful.
Farm: Finca Limoncillo
Farmer: Dr. Erwin Mierisch
Varieties: Red Pacamara
Growing Altitude: 1200m
Processing: Funky Natural Process & Sun-Dried