We Taste: S'mores, Almond, Apple
Coffee: Nicaragua Sajonia Estate
Brew Ratio: 16:1
Contains 2x the caffeine, drink with caution.
This is a natural-processed Robusta from Sajonia Estate. We have always thought robusta was far from meeting our quality standards but over the years with new techniques and skill being applied by skilled farmers, the quality is catching up. This is the first robusta we have ever offered but we are excited for a few reasons.
This coffee has 2x the caffeine of arabica coffee, if you have seen Death Wish and/or Black Rifle and wondered why their coffee had more caffeine, it's because they use robusta instead of arabica, great for that extra boost of energy in the morning and it's offered as our cheapest coffee so it's budget friendly. With climate change getting worse each year, coffee is continuing to get more and more expensive and harder to grow. Farmers need a hearty, disease and heat resistant coffee that can provide sustainable income for their family and to keep providing coffee to the world. Robusta is one major piece of the puzzle to keep coffee in our mugs so we are honored to offer this specialty grade robusta alongside our arabica lots.
The La Sajonia Estate was established by the Ortiz and Baltodano families in Nicaragua as a step towards re-establishing agricultural production in post Sandinista Nicaragua. This initial investment has allowed the estate to build nurseries for rust-resistant root stock, install processing infrastructure, and provide the coffee-growing community with well-paid jobs, training, housing, schools and clinics. The philosophy behind this investment is to reap the benefits of professional management, a contented workforce, and improve the environment while producing quality coffee. The estate has taken steps to be more environmentally friendly, including recycling processing byproducts into alcohol as opposed to dumping them in the local waterways.