From The La Bastilla Estate
Mike is excited to introduce our Nicaragua La Bastilla Estate Buena Vista Obatal, this medium juicy body, malty chocolate, sweet nutty nougat, red sweet apple throughout the cup will become one of your favorites Klatch has to offer.
A cross between Timor Hybrid and Villa Sarchi, the Obata varietal was originally developed in Brazil and in 2014 was introduced into Costa Rica by the local coffee institute, ICAFE. It is known for being a highly productive arabica with a high tolerance to rust.
La Bastilla Estate pride their-selves to be one of the few (if not the only) specialty coffee estate companies in Nicaragua with a fully integrated supply chain segment at origin; meaning we plant, produce, harvest, process, classify and market/export all of our green coffee beans directly from the farm to their final destination all around the world. Therefore, we guarantee the quality and traceability of our products. The production of special, certified Rainforest Alliance coffee.
La Bastilla Estate are currently working on a coffee plantation renovation program, to expand the next five years. They are thrilled that both of our plantations have consistently been certified by Rainforest Alliance since 2003. The process of renewing part of our old plantations, replanting hybrid and good cupping varieties was started in 2017 and you will see the results in this years crop.
La Bastilla has developed an interesting matrix of micro-lot processing during the past 2 years, which have found good acceptance in the specialty coffee community worldwide. We harvest and process separately and from fully mature cherries coffee from 19 different sections of the farm, each from different live zones (i.e. altitude, sun exposure, soil conditions, tree coverage) expressing different cup profiles.