Nicaragua La Bastilla Blueberry Candy Coffee
Tasting NotesBlueberry, Subtle Citric Acidity, Boozy
Altitude1,050m - 1,400m
Recommended brew method
We met farm owner Markus Fischer in 2016 and fell in love with his unique and delicious coffee. This micro lot of coffee has been specially prepared exclusively for H. R. Higgins.
The Rainforest Alliance certified La Bastilla farm is located in the Jinotega region in North East Nicaragua. The farm is made up of is 311 hectares, with 160 hectares dedicated to coffee and a 143 hectares of forest. The coffee is shade-grown under 49 varieties of tree and there are 21 species of animals and 68 different bird species on the farm.
The Foundation for Rural Education and Entrepreneurship manages a technical school at the farm. FEER promotes quality education for youngsters.
Nicaragua La Bastilla Blueberry Candy is a medium roast. Naturally sweet, with a fruity, almost boozy quality. Expect strong flavours of blueberry with a subtle citric acidity.
I am often asked “Mr Higgins, which is your favourite coffee?”
That question takes me all the way back to when I first Joined the company. Then I was the most junior member of staff. Though I had worked in the business before leaving school and for as long as I could remember, I was the new boy, a trainee.