Region: San Fernando, Nueva Segovia
Producer: Octavio Peralta
Altitude: 1200 – 1450masl
This is the farm from Octavio Peralta, a beautiful estate that is at the very end of the road going from the town of San Fernando towards the Honduran border. You can even walk to the Honduras neighbouring farm. The long curvy road provides a beautiful view of the whole farm after you pass the corner. The different farmplots are well kept, making use of shade trees native to the area, and growing different varieties. The main varieties found are the Caturra and Catuaí. The farm has 45 Ha of coffee area and 85 Ha of forest area. Altitude: 1320 – 1450 meters. Daily Temperature Cycle: Avg High 27C, Low 15C.
In the middle of the farm you can find the washing station that during the peak of the season processes; Washed, Honey and Natural coffee. The main challange of Samaria during the harvest, is getting the coffee down the mountain after a full day of picking and processing. With rain and mud on the road, they use 4×4 trucks to take the coffee to the San Ignacio mill in Mozonte every day. The Peralta family create micro lots based on geographically seperated farm plots and uniformity in plant variety. In comparison with other producers that might use moments in time to separate coffee, these Nicaraguan micro lots really show the difference in micro climates and soils.