La Llamarada blend is named after the El Malinche Tree, also known as Flamboyant, a majestic fiery red tree that grows in Nicaragua. The first rains in May herald the arrival of winter, a time in which the Nicaraguan population experiences a moment of tranquility and hope. Then when the first rain falls, the El Malinche’s tree blooms – like the earth thanking its renewing goodness. The trees regenerate and the nature of the coffee lands becomes a natural spectacle of changing colors and hues. Therefore, it becomes a natural adornment of the villages where coffee producers live, since every year it is possible to delight this spectacle of fiery red color.
La Llamarada covers several of our most recent relationships with quality-minded coffee producers in Nueva Segovia and Jinotega. Our PECA team has been identifying exceptional producers, working with them to improve processing practices in terms of plantation management, harvesting practices, fermentation times, and experimenting to find what works best for each grower. We are excited to continue finding amazing coffee producers because they are committed to investing in their farms, improving quality, and developing a better standard of living for themselves and their communities. Like the fiery Malinche tree, these coffee producers are enthusiastic and committed to flourishing and surprising us every year.
Dipilto, Mozonte, Jalapa, and Jinotega
Nueva Segovia, Jinotega
1,100 – 1,600 MASL