Finca Bella Aurora // Nicaragua // Washed
Hailing from Dipilto, Nicaragua, meet our Finca Bella Aurora: a washed process coffee grown by Luis Joaquin Lovo Gutiérrez. This selection boasts notes of black cherry, walnut and milk chocolate.
Luis has helped his father, Joaquin, on the farm since the age of 13, when Joaquin (re)founded the farm. The family was displaced by war for several years, but was able to return in 1991 – the year they also began coffee production at Bella Aurora. With the help of foundations like Associación de Café Especial de Nueva Segovia and The Cup of Excellence, the Lopez family has become one of the top coffee producers in Nicaragua
Upon rediscovery of the farm, they fell in love with the luscious landscape, especially in the “bella aurora” of the morning light. But as with any poet, there is more than one layer of meaning here: Aurora is also the name of Joaquin’s wife.