Finca La Bendicion
Honey Process H3
Honey Process Pacamara
Finca La Esperanza
Finca Un Regalo
Luis Alberto Balladarez is a name synonymous with excellence in the specialty coffee industry. His coffee’s have consistently placed in the upper tier of the Cup of Excellence competitions in Nicaragua. Over the course of the last decade, Luis has been honing his skills and furthering his knowledge in specialty coffee practices- this has enabled him to continue producing high quality coffee offerings year after year. His constant experimentation with natural and honey processes have made him a renowned and noteworthy contributor to specialty Nicaraguan coffees and made him a reputable and respected figurehead in the country. We are thrilled to be offering three distinct lots from Luis’ Estate “Un Regalo” (A Gift).
Immediately on the journey up to his estate, it is impossible not to be mesmerized by the surrounding majesty of the pine and Encino trees and the fauna that creates a unique ecosystem that contributes to exceptional growing conditions. Apart from the geographical setting of the estate, “Un Regalo” also has a sophisticated washing station that is managed under Luis’ watchful and diligent eye. The coffee cherries are at first separated by a siphon tank, which does the initial sorting before depulping. The cherries are then fermented at a wash canal and then dried on raised patio beds for 12 days at the mill. The vertical integration of the coffees, further reassures the quality that is expected from Luis’ coffee estates and his entire flow of production. It is for this reason that we’ve committed to sourcing both a natural and honey process coffees from “Un Regalo”, which we’re quite excited to share with our customers.
This year Luis’ coffee mill, Las Segovias has provided Green Haven with the processing and exporting services. The care and meticulous attention to detail provided by the entire staff at the mill is apparent in the exceptional work done to ensure that our imported coffee lots have arrived as true zero defect coffees. We look forward to fostering a long term working relationship with Luis and do our part to best represent his exceptional coffee offerings to the North American market.