2016 Finca La Aurora Natural Lot 02

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Dr. Enrique Ferrufino
Yasica Norte, Matagalpa, Nicaragua

I first came across Finca La Aurora in 2014 when I was visiting Nicaragua on a trip to Esteli to learn about tobacco production. I asked a friend to connect me and there I was with Amanda Eastwood, in Matagalpa, riding in a pickup truck towards a place called La Aurora with Doctor Enrique Ferrufino. 

Enrique grew up in Matagalpa on a farm. He wasn't from a privileged family and came from humble beginnings, but he worked his way on the farm, through education and became a doctor, while nurturing his dream of returning to the farm. Several years ago, he came across La Aurora and knew this was the farm he was waiting for. Set on 400 hectares of land in the mountains between Matagalpa and Jinotega, La Aurora is a hidden gem. The lush hillsides grow strong trees while giving way to extraordinary views.

Over the years, Enrique has been steadily improving production and processing at the farm. Because of this, the farm has its' own dedicated wet mill, dry mill, large scale guardiolas (coffee dryers) and large drying patios and covered drying areas. It's truly impressive. During harvest, the farm employs over 100 workers, housing and feeding them as well, providing dormitories, a cafeteria, general store, recreation center and even a school for the children.

To see it all at scale is stunning and Enrique has been improving La Aurora ever since then. A guest house has been making room for a cupping room that boasts a stunning view of the farm as it cascades down the valley below, a coffee roastery and, someday soon, even more guest rooms. It truly is a work of love and passion.

In 2015, Enrique's son (also named Enrique) followed his passion for farming, left his banking career, and joined his father full-time in overseeing farm operations at La Aurora, as well as at a couple of newly acquired farms in the area. 

Year after year, things keep improving at La Aurora and I'm excited that we can finally offer some of their great coffees.

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2016 Finca La Aurora Natural Lot 02
Producer:
 Enrique Ferrufino 
Region: Yasica Norte, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Elevation: 1150 masl
Harvest: February 2016
Style: Shade grown 
Processing: Natural Processed
Varietal: 

 

2016 Finca La Aurora Natural Lot 02

No Longer Available