San Francisco

Lemon, Tart, Delicate

Variety: Caturra, Catuai

Processing: Washed

Crop Year: 2016/2017

Origin: Jinotega, Nicaragua

Producers: Martin Gadea

Altitude: 1300m

These beans were lovingly prepared by Martin Gadea, an extremely-well respected farmer in the Jinotega area that has been growing and cupping coffee for more than thirty years. His farm Finca San Francisco is bordered by naturally occuring orange and guava trees that provide the perfect amount of shade for his caturra and catuai coffee plants to produce vibrant cherries packed full of nuanced flavor. After he picks and processes those cherries, the result is a delicious batch of beans for us to enjoy. Zesty and bright, this coffee is characterized by a strong lemon note that permeates the entire flavor profile. A sharp acidity and delicate sweetness make this a coffee that rewards experimenting with different brew methods and grinds to find the perfect flavor. When we tasted this one, we knew we needed to send it your way. Enjoy!

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Kevin Knight


Member Since
August '17
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Nice Flavor

Good profile, light and smooth




Member Since
July '16
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

Clean Cup

Brewed this on a Chemex with a 16:1 water:coffee ratio at ~198 degrees F. Came out really bright, definitely could taste the lemon, and seemed especially clean & concise.


John Maclean

The Villages

Member Since
June '17
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Full body

Judging from the intro I expected a light acidic or fruity cup. Was surprised that it made a good full body cup with adequate crema, not fruity or wimpy at all.


Mark Vanase


Member Since
December '16
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80


Smooth, delicious coffee. I would order more of this if I could.


Joseph Dresselhaus


Member Since
March '17
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

Clean and light

I typically like black tea/stonefruit/spice notes, but this was an enjoyable bit of variety. Smooth delicate flavor. I was a little worried about it at first, as I'm not a particular fan of very tart coffees, but this tastes kind of like a really good lemonade, tart but not astringent, lightly sweet but not sugary. Brewing at a higher temperature than normal (Aeropress at 200f, I'm usually at 190-195f) helped bring out the sweetness.