The Santa Luz Estate is one of two farms owned by La Bastilla Coffee, an organisation that was set up in 2003 to revive the fortunes of two abandoned estates.
In the years since, they have been busy rebuilding and adding to the infrastructure needed on the farms, from living quarters and roads to replanting new coffee varieties to extra processing facilities that enable them to send the bags straight to export.
Santa Luz is located in the Matagalpa department and spans 158 hectares. While a number of different processes are used, this lot is red honey processed. Processing takes place on the farm's ecological processing plant.
The ongoing focus on quality by La Bastilla Coffee is evidenced by their participation in the 2018 Cup of Excellence in Nicaragua and their foundation of the Technical School La Bastilla. This institution trains students in both coffee farming and tourism.
This coffee's clean sweetness and soft nutty aroma gives us a snug, refreshing cup which also delivers subtle fruit notes.