Finca La Maria is in the municipality of Las Nubes in Dipilto area, located in the Nueva Segovia region of northwestern Nicaragua. Miguel Angel Martinez is the farmer at La Maria, and this farm was the Nicaragua Cup of Excellence winner in 2011. The family does all the work on the farm except in harvest time when Miguel hires 10 to 12 pickers. La Maria is planted with several cultivars but this lot is pure Maracaturra, a large bean variety of coffee that is a cross between Caturra and Maragogype.
In the cup it’s apricot and pineapple with a honey-brown sugar sweetness, hints of cocoa, and hazelnut. Sweet and pleasurable.