Luis Alberto Balladárez is a passionate and meticulous farmer, and keeps detailed records about each lot that he produces at his farm, Un Regalo de Dios, and mill, Beneficio Las Segovias. These efforts have paid off, earning him and other farmers from the region several victories at Nicaragua’s Cup of Excellence competitions. Luis Alberto cares as much for his community as he does for his coffee, however, and believes his successful farm and mill have been a gift from god to help put people to work and invest in development in neighboring towns. We are proud to have procured two different lots from his farm this year, and excited to continue our relationship with this community.
This delicious washed coffee is from his farm Un Regalo de Dios, and is a hybrid cultivar between the Catuai and an traditional Ethiopian varietals. In the cup, this coffee has an acidity like white grape, a creamy body, and flavors of almond, cocoa nibs, and pear, finishing silky and sweet.