Nicaragua Limoncillo Javanica Low Temp AnaerobicMy Friend's Coffee
Strawberry Candy, Neapolitan Ice Cream, Milk Duds, Watermelon
If you like sweet coffees (and who doesn't), you've come to the right place. This limited offering from the Limoncillo farm in Nicaragua is as sugary as a movie theater confectionary, packed with candy, fruit, and boundless flavor. It's also extremely unusual, a unicorn varietal matched with comet-rare processing.
The Limoncillo farm procured its Javanica seeds years back from a roadside salesman (sounds like a Big Fish myth, but it's true). When the trees sprouted, they produced coffee good enough to bust into the Cup of Excellence several times over. The folks over at Limoncillo are an intrepid bunch fond of experimentation, so they began subjecting the coffee to a unique style of anaerobic fermentation. First, they set the coffee in oxygen-suppressed containers, then they set the oxygen-suppressed containers in a temperature controlled environment. The anaerobic process yielded signature anaerobic acidity, but the frigid temps controlled that quality, so that it supplemented, not eclipsed, the coffee's natural sweetness. The balance is tremendous, and this coffee puts it on plain display.
The cup opens with strawberry candy. It's sharp, pronounced, and endlessly sweet. Next comes a hit of neapolitan ice cream. Sensing ice cream in a hot brew is a rare thing, and this Javanica makes it happen to sublime effect. There's an old school malty, chocolatey Milk Duds flash on the finish, coupled with a note of watermelon that dilates on the cool.
The long and short of it: this one's crazy special - a coffee unlike any other that brews a cup unlike any other. Give it a try.
- Process - Natural Low Temp Anaerobic
- Region - Matagalpa
- Farm - Limoncillo
- Altitude - 1,100 MASL
- Varietal - Javanica
- Pour Over
- Single Origin Espresso
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