Go Big: Cinco de Junio Maragojipe Microlot
Late in 2010, we approached our partners at the Cinco de Junio co-op in Las Sabanas, Nicaragua, about separating coffee from contributing farmers to create microlots. They suggested that they could separate Maragojipe-variety coffee from a small sub-set of their members. Although we had never tasted Maragojipe from this group of growers, our Coffee Department's all-time highest scoring Nicaraguan coffee was Maragojipe, so we went for it. And, we certainly weren't disappointed. Our 2011 Maragojipe microlot knocked our socks off, and we are thrilled that Cinco de Junio replicated the process again this year.
Maragojipe is a legendary coffee variety – the big, beautiful Maragojipe beans can hold intensely delicious flavor. A few farmers from among the cooperative's 150 producers volunteered to harvest and process the coffee from their Maragojipe trees apart from the coffee from more prevalent Caturra and Catuaí varieties, and we select from these to roast for this unique Maragojipe Microlot. Sweet-spicy notes of nutmeg, citrus, and pistachio balance with a crisp brightness and pleasantly dry finish.
NOTE: we will be closed on Monday, so web orders received between now and Monday night at midnight will be roasted, packaged, and shipped on Tuesday, May 29, and orders already in transit may experience a slight delay. Happy Memorial Day!