CoffeeGuy Single origin
Well….We are now out of our much loved el El Salvador single origin, and in its place we have a NepaleseTerai Supreme.
Medium to high flavour, Medium clean acid and medium rich full body which moves into a long sweet syrup textured finish.
Nuances of toffee, candy with a subtle dark dry Dutch cocoa bitter sweet background which is long lasting. Great intensity with exceptionally smooth well balanced cup. Very well suited to a Single origin espresso that is strong full and sweet.
A little background info…..
Coffee in Nepal is grown on the foothills of the Himalayan Mountain range, between the altitude of 3,000 and 6,000 feet. These areas are mainly in the districts of Palpa, Gulmi, Kavre, Lalitpur and its surroundings. The Arabica variety of coffee grows best at these altitudes. The variety of arabica beans that are grown consists of bourbon 60%-70%, typica 20%-30% and remaining pacamara. Coffee has been grown in Nepal and sub-continent for hundreds of years. Many of the present tea plantations first planted coffee.
Tea was the natural choice since it is resistant to the rust disease. In the 1980's coffee was replanted in the Terai and the hill regions of Nepal. The new varieties have thrived and are producing fair amounts of coffee.
From the mid-seventies, coffee was grown as an income-generating crop and nurseries were also established for commercial purposes. During mid-eighties, the coffee production rose fairly high.
However, during late eighties marketing problem and poor returns from the crop forced many farmers to cut down their mature trees and plant other crops.
With the popularity of Nepali coffee among the tourists and expatriates, the demand of Nepali coffee in the domestic market improved from the mid nineties, creating renewed interest and the growers started planting coffee in an extensive way. There is no reliable data available on the production and productivity of coffee in Nepal. However, the area under coffee, dry cherry production and number of coffee producers in Nepal is in a constantly increasing trend.