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.
This natural process coffee involves drying coffee cherries on raised beds in the sun. To prevent the cherries from spoiling, they are raked and turned throughout the day and then covered at night or during rain storms. This is the more traditional method of processing coffee. After the cherries have been dried to the required level, they are sent to mills to separate the seeds from the rest of the dried fruit, otherwise known as being “hulled.”
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.
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Tasting Notes – Winey, Plum, Syrupy
Processing – Natural
Varietal – H1
Growing Altitude – 1,100 – 1,200 MASL (metres above sea level)
250g – R135
1kg – R490