Like the world of gastronomy, artisanal coffee has taken on a new direction with Master Origin Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada, Nespresso’s first seasonal coffee from the region.
Gone are the days when coffee is just a perk-me-up drink you have in the morning. As our lifestyle and tastebuds evolve, the palate craves for something more. Just like the world of gastronomy and how the culinary experiences journey from raw ingredients to spectacular dishes, the world of coffee embraces the same ethos.
Putting artisanal skill and craft that transcend generations in the foray, coffee experts at Nespresso have been working closely with small-hold farms in Nicaragua, to produce a deliciously distinctive coffee that will be available for a limited time only.
Think white truffles and artichokes. Just like how these seasonal ingredients are celebrated every year, Nespresso is on its way to win the hearts of coffee lovers out there with its first seasonal coffee from Nicaragua that features a fermentation technique, as part of the legendary Master Origins range.
The Master Origins range comprises single-origin coffees sourced from all over the world, which allows coffee aficionados a taste of extraordinary flavour profiles from these distinct coffee beans. These unique aromas are not only linked to the countries of origin, but the generational and special ways of processing coffee that have been practised by these local farming communities for decades.
Master Origin Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada
Constantly curious and seeking for unique and surprising flavours, Nespresso’s quest to look for a special coffee process lands them in small farms across Nicaragua, which are known for their microlots of coffee. These small-batch coffee are grown by local skilled craftsmen, who experiment with post-harvest coffee processes — and the fermentation stage stands out.
Fermentation is a key component in the processing of any coffee to truly bring out the distinct flavours and aroma. The conditions a coffee farmer chooses to ferment the coffee will determine the final taste in the cup.
Coffee experts worked collaboratively with local craftsmen and farmers from the La Cumplida region to explore and refine the fermentation process. After over hundreds of trials, they found that by spraying the carefully hand-harvested ripest coffee cherries with natural yeasts and letting them ferment for 72 hours, the process would unlock a sweet and light profile bursting with wild fruity notes. These master craftsmen were then able to skilfully monitor time and fermentation temperature to reveal a bold coffee profile before the coffee is dried for a further two to three weeks.
This exciting discovery birthed the Limited Edition coffee, but the challenge for the La Cumplida farmers and Nespresso was to scale this post-harvest coffee process to larger quantities while promising excellent quality in each cup. And so they did.
This seasonal and limited edition Master Origin Nicaragua is described as being ‘unexpected’. While it is using the same coffee variety as the Master Origin Nicaragua from the permanent range, the game-changing yeast fermentation has given the latest coffee smooth notes of candied cherry and pomegranate — a more intense and complex nuance as compared to its original sweet and cereal notes.
Supporting Local and Sustainable Efforts
Every capsule that you consume represents the shared value of regenerative agriculture between Nespresso and Nicaragua — as well as their efforts in supporting local communities through sustainable work opportunities, from managing the harvesting, the fermenting and drying of the cherries, and the construction of the processing warehouses. So far, 20 farms in the region of La Cumplida are contributing their coffee cherries and they are all agroforestry havens.
This collaborative project is further enriched with Nespresso supporting the local farms by planting up to 100,000 native trees to help protect nature and sustain the production of high-quality coffee in the region — an inclusive initiative that has garnered the interests of local and international investment and partnerships.
Artisanal yet Seasonal Cup of Coffee
Immerse in the full aromatics of the Master Origin La Cumplida Refinada on the nose before taking your first sip. To truly enjoy the full aromatics of this limited edition coffee, have it black — best served as an Espresso (40ml) or Lungo (110ml).
And in celebration of the limited edition coffee, two sleek and sophisticated Origin Collection limited edition cup sets will also be available in both an Espresso or Lungo size. The deep red hue on the inside of the coffee cups represents the coffee cherry’s colour developed during the fermentation process, a perfectly subtle nod to Nespresso’s and Nicaragua’s shared passion for innovation.
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Nespresso’s Master Origin Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada is available online and at Nespresso boutiques near you. To find out more about the Nespresso’s Master Origins range, including coffee recipes and accessories, visit www.nespresso.com.