Push It (Aeropress Championship)
The official competition coffee for the Belgian Aeropress Championship. This anaerobic lot of Venecia from Finca Aurora makes for an intensely fruity & juicy cup with a magic acidity. Amazing on Aeropress, great on any other brewer.
- Origin - Nicaragua
- Region - Matagalpa
- Process - Natural Anaerobic (96h)
- Variety - Venecia
- Farm - Finca Aurora
- Producer - Dr. Enrique Ferrufino
- Altitude - 1200-1400 masl
Finca Aurora is owned and managed by Dr. Enrique Ferrufino (surgeon by trade) and his wife Silvia. They bought the farm in 2004 with the mission to inspire people through coffee. Finca Aurora is a playground where Enrique experiments with different coffee varieties and processing methods. All this is done in a biodynamic environment, meaning farming is done in tune with the local ecosystem. They only use renewable energy and conserve water and natural habitats. The native trees provide the plantation with shade and fertilize the soils with organic matter. The Ferrufino family invested heavily in providing workers with fair wages, safe living conditions, health services, food, and education.
We sourced this coffee through our friends at Sucafina Specialty who have been working with Enrique for years. The variety of the lot is the lesser-known Venecia plant, a natural mutation from Bourbon originating in Costa Rica. The plant is well adapted to rainy conditions and is compact, making it possible to plant more densely per hectare. Venecia produces large beans and has a high quality potential.
Finca Aurora is one of the first farms in Nicaragua with a fully integrated coffee operation on-site. They produce, wash and dry the coffee. Afterwards they mill, sort and bag. It’s rare to have this full chain on one site and allows the family full control over the quality. This lot underwent a 96h fermentation in dry, airtight tanks. In this oxygen-free environment, anaerobic microbes flourish and alter the coffee's structure and taste. After the extended fermentation, the cherry is laid to dry on raised beds for 35 days.
Nicaragua may not be your first thought for a competition coffee but we were stunned by this lot. Usually very extended fermentations like this one (96h) lead to very boozy, borderline phenolic coffees, but not here. This cup is extremely juicy, has great floral notes as well as a quite ‘magic’ acidity. We taste blood orange, fermented pineapple, maple syrup and chamomile. But it’s a versatile coffee that you can brew in many different ways. We’re eager to see where you take it.
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