Alta De Jinotega
Dark chocolate and almond notes
This coffee is from the Cooperativa Multifuncional Family Coffee R.L. (COMULFAC), a cooperative founded in 2013. The idea behind establishing a cooperative model was to help the farmers organize their efforts and combine their resources to develop social projects aimed at improving the quality of life in their communities. COMULFAC members live in the area surrounding Jinotega, Nicaragua. The member farms cultivate coffee on 4 to 100 acre plots and use their own micro-mills for processing which allows meticulous care in processing the coffee. The result is a very fine coffee that improves each year.
Blackhall Roasters opened in 2007 as Bean & Leaf, a small family owned cafe/roastery in New London, CT. The roastery officially separated from the cafe in 2009 when it became impossible to keep up with the deliveries of 70 kilo coffee bags into the cafe.
A fork lift was required to handle the volume and the cafe was just not working for these deliveries. A workable local facility was found and the roastery moved and continued to supply the cafe as well as many other cafes and restaurants in Connecticut. In 2014 it was decided that a move to a larger facility would be advantageous as the old roastery had some insurmountable issues. A good location became available on Blackhall Street in New London and the move was made. A name change was being kicked around due to some confusion with the original name of Bean & Leaf (part of the operation was a loose leaf tea business). Several names were kicked around but "Blackhall" stuck.
Blackhall Roasters continues to produce small batch, human controlled roasts of the best green organic and mostly Fairly Traded coffees that can be sourced. A loyal following has remained firmly behind the company and make no secret of the fact that the owners will be run to ground if the coffee stops flowing... That's OK... Blackhall Roasters loves roasting great coffee and have no desire to do anything else!
Coffee production in Nicaragua has been an important part of its history and economy. It is one of the country's principal products.
The area’s most suitable for the cultivation of coffee have been Managua Department, Diriamba, San Marcos, Jinotepe, as well as the vicinity of Granada Department, Lake Nicaragua, Chontales Department, and in Nueva Segovia; historically, the best coffee is produced in Matagalpa and in Jinotega. Most of the coffee was grown in Managua Department, but Matagalpa Department produced the best bean quality. The best altitude to grow coffee is 800 meters above the sea level.