Product Details

Nicaragua Finca Los Morenitas Natural Micro Lot

Cup profile and tasting notes

Deep, very complex dark dried fruit profile - acidity comes from red apple, peach balanced by a honeyish sweetness - impressive syrupy mouthfeel - rich saturated finish.

Coffee Los Morenitas
Farm Finca Los Morenitas
Variety Catuai / Caturra
Process Natural
Altitude 1250 - 1480 masl
Owner Victor Robelo
City/Town Matagalpa
Region Jinotega
Country Nicaragua
Certification Grown with natural soil conditioners / RFA


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Colin Crozier
Excellent depth of flavour, enjoying this coffee for the first time, won't be the last....
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Where do we deliver?

We would deliver to Mars if we could – to reach the whole of the universe with good coffee, but it is not that simple – so for now we deliver to:

UK: Channel Islands, Isle of Man, British Forces Post Office.

Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

How long will it take?

We do not work at weekends so the term working day means Monday to Friday. If you place an order on the weekend it will not be sent out until Monday.

All orders placed before 13:00hrs 'normally' go out the same day. We do not guarantee orders go out the same day as ordered.

Royal Mail - You can order up to 2kg (7 x 250g bags) using Royal Mail first or second class - orders over 2kg will be sent using Interlink Next Day

UK Mail Next Day  - using this service you can order up to 10kg (38 x 250g bags) will ensure your order gets to you the next working day once the order is despatched from the roastery.

If you use this service you maybe required to sign for the delivery unless you elect to take responsibility for loss if left in a safe place. You will receive an email update from UKMail with a one hour delivery window and using the consignment number you track your order.

How do we keep you updated as to the status of your order.

Once you have placed your order you will receive 2 status updates - they will be:
Order confirmation – this means we have received your order and the coffee is yet to be roasted.
Shipped confirmation – this means your order has left our roastery by your chosen method.

Do we meet our delivery deadlines?

We try our best to meet the delivery deadline quoted, but on the odd occasion a parcel can be delayed due to reasons that are out of our control.

Why don't we offer free postage?

Nothing is free in life. We know you all love free postage and sometimes we do offer it as part of a promotion, but it is our policy to charge for postage. We have considered offering free postage but the costs would have to be absorbed elsewhere by you the customer. We don’t hide our postage costs.

Missing, Damaged or Incorrect Orders

We try very hard to ensure you receive your order in pristine condition. If you do not receive all your products or in the unlikely event that a product arrives damaged, please contact us via the email address within the 'contact us' section of the website.

Please note: Royal Mail does not class an international shipment as lost or missing for 28 working days unfortunately we can not take any action until this time has passed.  During that time we recommend that you ask your local sorting office / post office if they've tried to deliver (even if they haven't left a card) and ask your neighbours if your order has been left with them.  You should also check that the delivery address you gave us is correct, this can be found on your shipping confirmation email.  If your delivery still hasn't arrived after 14 working days and you have performed the above steps then please email us.

Change of Mind, Address and Cancellations

You can cancel your purchase at any time either before or up to 7 working days* following the day you receive the goods by emailing us at the address shown in the 'contact us' section of the website.

Your product must be complete and in 'as new' condition e.g. if you have opened the postal packet to examine the product you must have done so without damaging or marking the product or packaging. It must not have been used and it must  have the heat seal still in place. It should be returned with the original postal packet and packing note you received with it.

Please note that orders that have been ground to order (e.g - not whole roasted beans) may be exempt from our usual returns policy, as these represent a customised special order item. Any 'Free Gifts' received with the product must also be returned. Coffee Real will not refund the cost of postage incurred in returning a item.

If you follow the steps above you will receive a full refund of the product price and any delivery charge paid.

We cannot cancel your purchase when:

The seal has been broken on any products, or the goods were a special order to your specification.

To qualify for a refund or exchange the product must be:

In otherwise "as new" condition; and complete with any free gifts offered with it and, if possible, the original box and packaging.
This promise does not cover faults caused by accident, neglect, misuse or normal wear and tear.

If you have a coffee subscription with us please note that if you change your address and/or product profile in your account settings after the purchase date this will not update your current order, only future orders and thus you will need to notify us by email of any changes you wish to make.

Additional Information

This amazing natural processed coffee is another exclusive to Coffee Real and comes to you through the collaboration between us and producer Victor Robelo from Finca Los Morenitas.

This is our second season working with Finca Los Morenitas and we visited Victor (Jan 2016) to undertake some early cupping on some washed coffee that we take from the farm and asked Victor to undertake a natural.

The washed coffee Victor produces for us is absolutely stunning in the cup and we wanted to take the same coffee as a natural to add a more complex and intense funky flavour to the cup and to up the body and mouthfeel.

We agreed with Victor that for this to be super successful we needed a crop with a near to uniform ripeness and a high sugar content within each cherry and one that was comparable across the crop. A high sugar content gives a high fermentation which will exaggerate the wild, complex (wine-like) cup characteristics of the coffee.

So we hunted the estate while we were there, chose the unpicked coffee and got on with it. The coffee was picked immediately using the basket and bag method where only ripe cherries are picked with any green or under ripe cherries that make it into the basket by the odd miss picking are sorted out into the bag.

This means only absolutely only ripe cherries make it through to the very well managed processing. After the picking the cherries were placed onto periguelas (raised beds) to be dried. This was undertaken at Victor’s dry mill in Matagalpa.

The processing is tricky as you need to control the fermentation avoiding the germination of mould and/or fungus that would spoil the coffee. But in basic terms between 18-21°C yeast develops within the coffee and above 23°C bacteria starts to form which eats the sugar and breaks it down into acids and this is fermentation.

The higher the sugar content makes it easier for increasing the rate of fermentation. The trick is not to over fermentation and reach the acetic acid stage and will give the coffee a defective taste, just below the level of acetic acid generation is where you need to keep the coffee to obtain wonderful sweet candy like flavours.

The direct relationships we build with our producers such a Victor allow us to work on stuff like this but also to secure the very best coffee (pick of the crop) or single out a variety.

Las Morenitas is situated approximately 15 kilometres away from Jinotega. The farm covers 134 hectares at an altitude of between 1250-1480 masl and is a mix of coffee production and primary forest.

Natural Coffee

Natural processing of coffee tends to impart a berry like flavour to the coffee, as a result of drying the bean while still in the coffee cherry. Assessing natural process coffee is largely a matter of assessing the overall integration of these coffee cherry characteristics with the characteristics of the coffee bean itself.

At its very best natural process coffee exhibits superb integration of cherry flavours with the complex fruit acidity and other attributes particular to an origin and type. At this level, natural processing enhances the overall cup. You do not want a Natural that tends to dominate and even degrade the cup experience