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La Estrella

126 small-scale farmers from Nueva Segovia
HISTORY

La Estrella comes from 126 different producers from the department of Nueva Segovia, situated 225 km from Nicaragua’s capital, Managua. This is a region very close to the border with Honduras and is part of the Cordillera de Dipilito Nature Reserve, a place with a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. The name La Estrella comes from the Beneficio La Estrella, the coffee mill founded in 2013 by Caravela Nicaragua. It is located in the municipality of Ocotal. In 2015, we created a blend of different coffees from producers living close to the mill.

La Estrella blend is possible thanks to outstanding new coffee producers and long-term partners from different municipalities around Nueva Segovia such as Macuelizo, Dipilto, San Fernando, Mozonte and Jalapa.

Coffee from La Estrella has subtle acidity with notes of hazelnut and dark chocolate.

Farm Varieties
Location
Country

Nicaragua

Municipality

Mozonte, Macuelizo, San Fernando, Jalapa, Quilalí

Department

Nueva Segovia

Elevation

1,200 – 1,500 MASL

Technical info
Harvest

December to April

Processing Method

Traditional fully washed process in micro-mills at each farm Naturally fermented in cement tanks for 18-30hours.

Shade

Oak trees and native trees.

Drying Method

100% shade-dried on raised beds at Beneficio La Estrella.