La Estrella

STORY

La Estrella comes from more than 100 different producers from the department of Nueva Segovia, situated 225 km from Nicaragua’s capital, Managua. This region is very close to the border with Honduras. It’s part of the Cordillera de Dipilito-Jalapa Nature Reserve, a place with a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna.

The name La Estrella comes from the Beneficio La Estrella, the coffee mill founded in 2013 by Caravela in Nicaragua – it’s the first of its kind in Nicaragua that revolutionized specialty coffee and the region. It is located in the municipality of Ocotal. In 2015, we created a blend of different coffees from producers living close to the mill. La Estrella blend is possible thanks to outstanding new coffee producers and long-term partners from other municipalities around Nueva Segovia, such as Macuelizo, Dipilto, San Fernando, Mozonte and Jalapa.

Coffee from La Estrella has subtle acidity with hazelnut and dark chocolate notes.

Farm Varieties
Size
Average Farm Size

5 – 30 Hectares

Location
Country

Nicaragua

Municipality

Mozonte, Macuelizo, San Fernando, Jalapa, and Dipilto

Department

Nueva Segovia.

Elevation

1,200 – 1,500 MASL

Technical info
Harvest

December to April

Processing Method

Traditional fully washed process in micro-mills at each farm. Naturally fermented in cement tanks for 18-30hours.

Shade

Ingas, Musaceae, Forest trees, Pine Trees.

Drying Method

100% shade-dried on raised beds at Beneficio La Estrella.