Finca Las Minas

Region: Nueva Segovia
Town: La Unión, San Fernando
Farm: Finca Las Minas
Owner: Marvin Ruiz
Processing: Fully washed and sun dried
Altitude: 1,400 to 1,500 metres above sea level
Varietal: Caturra and Red Catuaí
Flavour: Juicy and sweet with Chocolate and Sweet mandarin notes, medium body and mild acidity with a pleasant aftertaste.
Finca Las Minas (The Mines) lies nestled high in the hills near La Unión, San Fernando, Nueva Segovia. The community of La Union is very new to coffee production. In fact, for many of the small coffee farmers who live here, 2015-16 marked their first harvest. 

All coffee is processed at the farm’s own rustic mill. Only the ripest and most perfect cherries being picked during the harvest. These are delivered immediately to the wet mill, pulped, and then fermented in wooden tanks for between 14 to 20 hours depending on the climate at the time. After fermentation, the coffee is fully washed and then soaked in clean water until all traces of mucilage are removed. After washing, it is delivered to the Guadalupana mill in Ocotal where the coffee is carefully and evenly dried on raised beds. The drying process takes between 12 and 18 days depending of the weather, during which time it is carefully turned on a regular basis. After achieving optimal humidity, the coffee is rested and then dry milled at Ocotal mill when it is ready to be exported. 

This coffee is an exceptional cup, sweet and juicy with notes of chocolate and sweet mandarin. 
Las Minas is very delicious in every kind of coffee brewing method.

Coffee cherries in Finca Las Minas, Nicaragua