El Castillero

This cocoa grown in a historic region of Nicaragua can impress with the balance of sweet and subtle fruity notes. A fulsome chocolaty taste is harmonically covered by honey, yellow fruit, and molasses notes and has a pleasant licorice, palm date finish.


El Castillero is produced by COODEPROSA Cooperative located El Castillo, a village in the municipality of the same name, in Rio
San Juan department. El Castillo village has a 17th century fort (El Castillo de la Inmaculada Concepción del Río San Juan), it was
a stronghold for the Spanish in colonial times as it came under siege from the British in the 18th century, it was an important
transit point for US steam ships in the 19th century, transporting settlers to California via the San Juan river.

Quality - Taste Notes

Chocolate icon

cocoa, date, molasses, brown fruit, green apple, peanut

Licor icon

honey, yellow fruit, molasses, licorice, date

1.24

gr/bean
Bean size

80%

Well fermented
beans

14%

Semi fermented
beans

0.1%

Defects

120 ° C

25 ’; 12 μm
Roasting conditions

Harvest

Processing

Varietal composition:            Trinitario blend (30% lilac; 6% white)

Pulp pre-conditioning:           /

Fermentation method:           Cascade-type wooden boxes (650kg)

Pre-drying:                              48h; 10 cm; solar tunnel

Drying:                                    7-day sun-drying; solar tunnel; wood

 

Generals

Producer:              Cooperativa Multisectorial de Desarrollo Productivo del San Juan COODEPROSA R.L.

Coordinates:         11°00'59.2"N 84°23'57.0"W

Availability:            ~8 - 10 MT/year

Contact:                  [email protected]

Phone:                    (505) 8431-2389

Location



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