Roger & Isabel Mairena
Roger Mairena and his wife Isabel have a farm near the Arenal Nature Reserve in the Matagalpa department in central Nicaragua. Don Roger has a degree in agronomy (the science of soil management and crop production). He loves sharing technical knowledge and tips with visiting coffee roasters. A stream begins on the family’s property, allowing clean spring water for washing coffee and for sharing with the community. The farm has a special system of PVC tubing with tiny perforations underneath the groves of trees so that runoff from washing coffee is filtered by the earth instead of polluting streams. This is natural processed coffee and is a blend of Javanica, Caturra, Bourbon and Pache which is grown at 1330 MASL. There is so much fruit to be found in this delightful cup. Notes of citrus, great acidity, juiciness and delicateness. We taste notes of mango, orange, red grape and papaya. It has a medium-heavy body with a nice syrup mouth feel. The careful picking and the processing of this coffee help bring forth some exceptional flavors from this coffee, which is a great example of the quality coffee Nicaragua is capable of.