Central America | Nica Cabal – Flatlands Coffee

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The first-ever Flatlands Coffee custom blend, Nica Cabal, is a representation of the deliciously smooth coffees of Central America …Not only is it the first blend, but this coffee has led the way in a new way of roasting for Flatlands across the board! This roast highlights a round and smooth sweetness like that of vanilla cream. The taste of vanilla rolls into a bourbon flavor and finishes with clean milk chocolate and subtle stone fruit. Thus coffee is perfect for the ‘coffee snob’ and the enthusiastic novice alike.

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Description

TASTING NOTES
Vanilla, bourbon, milk chocolate cream

Notes from our Roaster: 

THE UNIQUE STORY
The first-ever Flatlands Coffee custom blend, Nica Cabal, is a representation of the deliciously smooth coffees of Central America …Not only is it the first blend, but this coffee has led the way in a new way of roasting for Flatlands across the board! This roast highlights a round and smooth sweetness like that of vanilla cream. The taste of vanilla rolls into a bourbon flavor and finishes with clean milk chocolate and subtle stone fruit. Thus coffee is perfect for the ‘coffee snob’ and the enthusiastic novice alike.

ADDITIONAL INFO

This is the first-ever blend created by Flatlands Coffee! Called Nica Cabal as a reference to the blend components of Nicaraguan and Guatemalan coffees to represent Central American coffees.

50% consists of Nicaraguan coffee collected from 2,300 small producers of the PRODECOOP. These producers and their respective cooperatives are located in the departments of Esteli, Madriz, and Nueva Segovia, in northern Nicaragua. This coffee is certified organic and Fair Trade.

Over its existence, PRODECOOP has developed a long line of programs that aim to support its members in a multitude of different ways. They are able to fund these programs using their Fair Trade premium. The initiatives include supporting educational opportunities for children, providing loans to women in and affiliated with the organization, providing cervical-cancer screenings and other health-care services, offering member education regarding pest control and fertilization, and creating and supporting systems to increase food security for the communities.

The second 50% of this coffee blend comes from a blend of small farm Guatemala producers. This Guatemala blend was created by the importer and was based on cup quality and character, seeking a balance of “taste of place” with availability and price. This Waykan lot comes with regional and often microregional traceability but is not farm- or producer-specific.

The coffees selected for this lot were chosen for their pristine example of the dynamic character of coffees from Huehuetenango, with their crisp acidity reminiscent of lemon, grape, or apple, and a balance of toffee and sweet nuts, like almond. In the Maya Q’qnjobal dialect in the region, “waykan” means “star or light that shines in the sky at night.” The indigenous population in and around Huehuetenango plays a large role in the coffee production here, and coffee accounts either directly or indirectly for roughly 80 percent of the local economy.

PRODUCER
Several Smallholder Farmers
REGION
50% Huehuetenango, Guatemala & 50% Esteli, Madriz, Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua
ELEVATION
1250-1800m
VARIETAL
Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Catimor, Maragogype, Pache
HARVEST
March & April 2021
PROCESS
Washed
SOURCING PARTNERS
Café Imports
ORIGIN SUSTAINABILITY BONUS
(Relative to Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide low point)
17%
ROAST LOSS
~14% at 10.25min
CERTIFICATION
50% Organic, 50% Fair Trade

BAG DESIGN ARTIST
Paulaz Gallery

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 6 × 3 × 8.5 in
Grind

Course (French Press), Fine (Espresso), Medium (Drip/Pour-Over), Whole Bean

Order Quantity

10 oz, 2 Pounds

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