La Bastilla Estate
Mike is excited to introduce our H17 Hybrid varietal from La Bastilla El Espejo lot, this medium juicy body, cocoa, orange spice and nutty sweet nougat throughout the cup will become one of your favorites Klatch has to offer. A H17 Hybrid is a cross between Caturra and Ethiopian Landrace Rume Sudan.
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.
The largest part of our crop is fully washed, the traditional processing method for fine milds, and dried at 45 degrees C. The washed parchment is classified for with clean water in the "Colombian channel" prior to drying.
La Bastilla Estate pride thereselves 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 programme, 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.