Nicaragua El Bosque
Nicaragua El Bosque
Melon, Marshmallow, Chocolate
Producer: Julio Peralta
Region: San Fernando, Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua
Altitude: 1250 - 1560 masl
Processing: Washed & dried on raised beds
Recommended for: Filter
San Jose Longberry
This is a summarised version of the background information of the Longberry varietal from Erwin Mierisch himself:
"There are generic differences in Javas. As we have gotten to know this varietal throughout the years, we have noticed several different mutations within the variety itself. We have taken the time to separate each difference that we noticed and experiment with them.
We first started with the regular Java. With this general variety we have noticed that naturally, there are changes in the structure of the tree and analyses were done to see if these changes also occurs in the cup.
We first started separating all the trees that look structurally more and more like a typical Java and then segregated them and obtain what we'd like to call a purer variety. Since we do not have scientific certification for these procedures we just call them the name we see fit. We were very proud with our first accomplishment so we called this first generation segregation as JAVANICA.
As time passed and we have become more familiar with this new segregation, we noticed further differences and with cup trials we noticed that the cup improves with new changes in the tree variety structure. We also noticed other changes that do not improve the cup profile so we tend to eliminate this “generation” from the coffee field of the JAVANICA (this improves the coffee that we produce from that particular plot year after year).
We took a positive mutation and segregated it to obtain what it would be a third generation of the Javanica and we are now calling Longberry Javanica. As you look through the green coffee it will have a greater percentage of “longberry type beans.” The cup caracteristics for longberry Javanica is that it exhibits more citric acidity and jasmine profile so the overall cup has more defined and elegant acidity."