PRODUCER: LUIS ALBERTO BALLADAREZ MONCADA
LOT NAME: EL CIPRES
ELEVATION: 1200 MASL
REGION: JALAPA – NUEVA SEGOVIA
HARVEST TIME: JANUARY – MARCH
DRIED TIME: 26 DAYS UNDER SHADE IN AFRICAN BEDS.
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La Bendición Farm is located in La Providencia, in the Dipilto-Jalapa mountain range at the northeast of Nueva Segovia. It is characterized by an altitude of 1100 to 1300 masl in a microclimate of cloud forest with average temperatures of 18 ° C
The soil is sandy loam with excellent conditions for coffee production, we find a diversity of shade trees such as guaba and native trees in the area.
The precipitation of year 2019 was 850 mm, being one of the years with the least incidence of rain, it is important to mention that thank God these factors did not affect the quality of our coffees.
It has the following geographical coordinates: North Latitude 13° 57’ 09” N Length West: 86°10’ 34” O.
The Farm actually has a total of 367 acres of which 194 acres are planted with coffee, and 173 acres are pine and broad-leaved forest.
Developing the different tasks in the agronomic management of the plantations are taken into consideration the environmental conditions incorporating the pulp as organic compost. We use biological traps to control the CBB (Coffee Berry Borer) and some of the applied products are of biological origin and of low molecular weight.
In this farm are cultivated 8 types of varieties and is divided into lots to facilitate the activities of the farm and the traceability of the operations. We can find the following varieties:
– Lote El Zapote.
Varieties: Pacamara, Hybrids H1, H2 Y H3, Caturra Estrella, – Lote La Retención
Varieties: Maracaturra and Villa sarchi, Red Catuai, SL28
– Lote La Hacienda
Varieties: Red Catuai, Villa Sarchi, Pacamara. – Lote La Rotonda:
Varieties: Pacamara, Villa Sarchi, SL28
“UN LUGAR ESPECIAL PARA UN CAFÉ ESPECIAL”
Lote El Bosque
Varieties: Maracaturra, Pacamara, Africano
Lote El Bambu.
Varieties: Red Catuai, Maracaturra, Marsellesa, Pacamara, SL28.
Lote El Cipres
Varieties: Pacamara, Hybrid H1
Lote Las Casitas
Varieties: Pacamara, Java
All the coffee harvested at Finca La Bendición is processed in the facilities of the wet mill located on the farm. It begins with a cleaning screen, eliminating any matter other than coffee, then the cherries are classified using the float siphon, it continues with the pulping to reach the screen that separates the parchment coffee from the pulp residues. Once this process is finished, a conduit takes the coffee to the fermentation. Then it is washed and the process ends with a classification of qualities. Finally, the coffee is sent to the dry mill, duly re-missioned with its corresponding starting code (batch control code)
The coffee is processed according to the client’s demands, we strive to prepare what is required to satisfy the preference of our clients worldwide. Our processes are: washed, honey, natural and some experiments that we always develop.
The coffee lots are transferred to the dry mill where the parchment coffee or cherries (Natural) are laid in African beds; we use a drying system under shade, duly identified with their assigned lotification card that contains the information from the farm.
The drying time of the coffee is monitored trying to make a slow and uniform drying, with controlled temperatures and humidity. Our drying process takes around 20 to 35 days for washed, natural and honey coffees.
Quality control plays a very important role in sample preparation, evaluating batch by batch for quality classification in warehouses.
In dry mill Las Segovias we strive that all the processes of drying, storage, threshing, classified, selected, packed and export of coffee are carried out with the greatest care, delicacy, responsibility and transparency, achieving the satisfaction of our customers.
In 2018, it was possible to win 1st place in the 2018 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence contest, with the Pacamara natural process variety, obtaining a score of 91.80
In 2015, it was possible to win 25th place in the 2015 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence contest, with the Pacamara variety
➢ Projects we are currently working
Exotic varieties such as Geisha are currently being planted in order to find new flavors and different cup profiles, and we are also working on replanting the farm to be able to compact it to make it a productive and competitive farm. Some experiments are also carried out in some areas in order to enhance our coffees and improve them year after year.
➢ Distinctive character
Finca La Bendición is very characteristic for its microclimate, being a very balanced area with respect to the rains. It is an excellent area to produce coffee having a suitable climate, very fertile and productive lands since in this farm it is produced in the coffee plantations at very early ages where in the other farms it is not the same situation and that makes it different from the others.