ABOUT THIS COFFEE
La Bastilla Farm was established 2003 when the company took over two abandoned estates in the Jinotega/Matagalpa region. Over the following 16years, the farms were replanted new diverse range of varietals, and infrastructure was renewed including roads, living quarters and, mill and processing plant.
Certified Rainforest Alliance provides environmental policies, as well as groundwork to establish a unique education project giving opportunities to young children and adolescents in the local area. Priding themselves on being one of the few specialty coffee estate companies in Nicaragua with a fully integrated supply chain segment at origin, meaning they plant, produce, harvest, process, classify and market/export all of their green coffee beans globally.
The fully integrated wet and dry processing plant of La Bastilla Estate, they differentiate the coffees harvested from different farm sections or different varieties with 4 different processes. These lots then await "orders" for hulling/grading and export.
This harvest in particular was manipulated using specialty yeasts (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) made by Lallemand for fermentation in a controlled environment. As result of this process, it gives the coffee a unique additional dynamic of a tropical fruit and floral profile.
ABOUT THIS ROASTER
Founded by the legend and very talented Sam, Blackmass is making some noise in the industry. Only launching in 2021 Blackmass is roasting some very incredible coffees. With a focus on roasting the highest quality of coffees Sam presents us with some exceptional examples this month.