R 135.00 – R 490.00
Terbodore’s SELECT range showcases some of the best single origin coffee beans in the world. With our latest limited edition SELECT we are trying something a little different.
We have brought in two Rajuanse Estate coffees from Nicaragua, a naturally processed one and a honey process.
Honey process is quite a popular process in Central American coffee-growing countries. During this process, coffee is dried with some or all of the mucilage remaining on the parchment encasing the seed. Coffee cherries are picked, sorted, depulped, and then moved to raised drying beds. Some fermentation happens in the short amount of time it takes for the mucilage to dry. Honey process coffees feature significantly less acidity than washed or natural processed coffees.
Rajuanse Estate is located in a mountain valley in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Originally it was part of a timber operation that was 2,818 hectares in size and was owned by an American lumber operation dating back to the 1960’s. In early 1970s, it began its transformation into coffee farming and in 2013 it was acquired by the Ortiz Stoessel family.
Currently the farm is 846 hectares, with about 405 hectares covered in coffee plantations. Their plan is to balance land usage, half coffee and the other half natural forest. The farm is combating local climate change and keeping local fauna. Water springs, creeks and rivers have been inventoried and protected from deforestation and water pollution.
The farm also has an on-going project with the Engineers Without Borders organisation, to be able to supply neighbouring communities with potable water from the farm’s water springs and making them part of the maintenance and better practices to avoid polluting existing waterways in their daily water usage.
Rajaunse is committed to reforesting. Every year they look for gaps within the farm and fill them with local trees from the reforestation nursery. Shade and humidity retention have been imperative in the area.
Click here to check out the natural process coffee.
Tasting Notes – Caramel, Pear, Round
Processing – Honey
Varietal – H1
Growing Altitude – 1,100 – 1,200 MASL (metres above sea level)
250g – R135
1kg – R490