Location: Las Manos, Dipilto, Nueva Segovia
Altitude: 1250-1350 MASL
Arabica Varietal: Caturra
Process: Carbonic Maceration Natural
Farm: San Jose
Producer: Eudoro Guillen
In the cup: Purple floral aromas with winey texture. Flavours of strawberry, cranberry, red currant, red wine, plum, guava, brown sugar and milk chocolate.
o Picking of only deep red cherries
o Cherries are sealed in tanks at cool temperatures for an extended fermentation time
to develop jelly-like texture
o Cherries are removed from tanks and dried in full sun on raised beds, stacked a few
Eudoro Guillen is a second-generation coffee farmer, following the footsteps of his late father who unfortunately passed when Eudoro was aged 18. Together, with his wife Norma Flores and his mother Doña Silvia, they work to honour the legacy and knowledge of all that they learned from Eudoro’s father, and they dedicate themselves towards new innovations and, ultimately, high-quality coffee.
The San José farm is located in Las Manos, Dipilto, which sits right near the border between Nicaragua and Honduras. Boasting the perfect climate and annual rainfall for coffee, it is no wonder Eudoro is producing top tier Cup of Excellence coffees. By producing the Caturra variety exclusively at San José, Eudoro puts quality and flavour first, despite the danger of devastation by la roya (leaf rust). Working closely with Bridazul, Eudoro and Norma have also implemented Carbonic Maceration techniques in their processing at the farm.
Nestled near the Nicaragua and Honduras border lies a collection of three farms, including El Recuerdo and San José, managed and cared for by Eudoro Guillen. A second-generation coffee producer, Eudoro took over the coffee production business after the unfortunate passing of his father when he was only 18 years old. His father initially purchased the farms back in 1965 and planted primarily the Caturra variety.
With the help of his wife Norma Flores and his mother Doña Silvia, Eudoro invests in new production techniques that aim to increase the quality of his coffee with every harvest. It is this desire and motivation to improve in quality and innovation that connected him to Bridazul and Project Origin, a connection that led to the creation of some very special coffees using the signature Carbonic Maceration techniques. The coffees that have been produced from Eudoro and his family show the potential of Nicaragua as a source for high quality specialty coffee, and we are excited to continue our work together for future harvests. The Eudoro Guillen coffees had their best ever results on the Cup of Excellence score board in 2021, scoring 90.21 from Los Pirineos and 89.71 from San Jose, thanks to his dedicated work on quality, the environment around him and constant improvement on procedure.
(info courtesy of Project Origin)