FINCA CERRO AZUL
The Mierisch family
The Mierisch family have been growing coffee for four generations, going on five, in Nicaragua. They have achieved great results with their special way of farming, and more importantly by reaching out to specialty buyers and being at the forefront of coffee development.
In 2011 they started the project of revitalising Finca Cerro Azul in the region of the national park, Azul Meambar. It's in Siguatepeque, Comayagua, Honduras, and is across Finca El Cielito, Santa Barbara. The farm lies on the other side of Lake Yojoa, and is blessed with micro-climates and conditions which are familiar to the
family because those conditions are similar to the ones they experience on their lands in Nicaragua.
But the soil is something else, as is the plant stock they have inherited, and this is the first production they have been happy enough to share with special international friends. We are some of the first to taste the fruits of their hard work and long drives to their new farm.
In the cup we find a pleasant honey sweetness that's got a deep and complex white wine acidity. It also has hints of green apple and lychee, and a floral finish.
COMMUNITY: RIO BONITO
FARM: FINCA CERRO AZUL
FARM MANAGERS: FRANCISCO ESCOBAR AND LIDIA ZELEDON
FARM OWNERS: THE MIERISCH FAMILY
AREA: 135 HECTARESELEVATION: 1,450–
DIURNAL TEMPERATURE CYCLE: AVERAGE HIGH: 26 C, AVERAGE LOW: 16 C
VARIETAL: RED CATUAI
SHADE: INGA AND LIQUIDAMBARPROCESSING METHOD: WASHED