For the history…
La Bastilla Coffee Estate, located in the northeastern part of Jinotega, Nicaragua, is famous for its coffee. Surrounded by the Cerro Datanli El Diablo Nature Reserve, just a few kilometers from Lago de Apanas, Finca La Bastilla is a tropical paradise for fauna and flora based on deep, fertile volcanic soils.
From in 2003, the farm was certified by the Rainforest Alliance and strives for continued excellence. On its two farms, La Bastilla and Santa Luz, the estate employs about 50 permanent and up to 500 temporary staff during the harvest.
Finca La Bastilla creates opportunities for sustainable living and
income through activities, including education at La Bastilla Agricultural Boarding School, providing on-the-job training for students and hosting an ecolodge for guests who become part of the farm’s activities. The environment is maintained by the efficient use of river water. To prevent pollution, the contaminated water is treated in bio-digesters, producing methane. This gas is fed into the kitchen for use in cooking.
Microcultures have been created throughout the estate, so that coffee can express all its potential according to the different microclimates. Each farm is further divided into lots. Many are differentiated through microculture, but also the variety of coffee, altitude and processing. In total, La Bastilla produces up to 150 micro-batches of coffee!
|FARM||Finca La Bastilla – San Pedro|
|ALTITUDE||1350 -1400 m.a.s.l.|
|TASTE PROFILE||Balanced coffee, with medium body, brown sugar, apricot and notes of wheat .|