La Bastilla Estate
Tasting Notes Lime, Raisin, Roasted Hazelnut
Variety Sudan Rume, Sarchimor
Region Las Brisas, Jinotega
La Bastilla and Santa Luz were established in 2003 from two abandoned estates in Jinotega and Matagalpa. La Bastilla Estate was divided into zones based on different growing conditions, including humidity, elevation, soil and shade, allowing them to plant a wide variety of coffee cultivars. Now, each year La Bastilla produces around 350 micro-lots, distinguished by these different growing zones on the farm. This lot from the Las Brisas zone was fully washed, then dried in a controlled environment at 45°C. The company has worked to create a fully integrated seed-to-export supply chain, building nurseries, wet and dry processing mills, quality assessment and export facilities, alongside numerous social enterprises. They established a school for the children of their workers, which has grown into an independent institution on the estate and an invaluable resource to the surrounding rural communities. The school is also involved in the running of the Ecolodge, the Nursery, and the Egg, Dairy, Bakery and Animal production facilities, equipping students with essential life skills.