Origin Coffee's approach to coffee sourcing is through direct trade which supports farmers, a philosophy and ethical practice true to speciality coffee, being committed to environmentally and socially sustainable practices. Its blend of passion, precision and great quality coffee is where the Origin Roastery excels.
Finca Los Altos is located in the Jinotega region of Nicaragua. The farm is owned by Erwin Mierisch, Origin’s longest standing direct trade partner and his family. The first thing you notice about the Mierisch family is their drive to producing ever better coffee. Even after being awarded fifth place at the 2010 Cup of Excellence they didn’t stop looking to the future. New ways of pruning, experiments in varieties and processing mean that every year as winter ends and they taste the newest Los Altos crop they’re tasting the best the farm has ever been. And every year it’s incredible.
As well as their dedication to producing amazing coffee, the Mierisch family are hugely committed to the welfare of the workers and the environment. Erwin’s sister Eleane runs a health programme that provides free dental and medical care to the full time staff that live on site. They also have a community general store on the farm that sells everything at cost price to both their workers and surrounding community. The resulting coffee has flavour notes of creamy chocolate, stone fruit and light red berry notes. £3.18 per 100.00g
Espresso brewing ratio = 1:2 dose to yield, extracted in 28 – 36 sec
Filter brewing ratio = 0.07:1 dose to yield, extracted in 3 – 4 min
- Process: Washed
- Origin: Nicaragua