Nicaraguan Rajuanse Pacamara Natural Family Reserve

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Nicaraguan Rajuanse Naturally processed Pacamara cultivar coffee roasted at Quaffee Buitenverwachting to order.

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Nicaraguan Rajuanse Naturally processed Pacamara cultivar coffee from Buena Esperanza sourced via Sevenoaks Trading Premium division.

Nicaraguan Coffee

Nicaragua has been growing coffee since 1790. Initially bought to the country as a curiosity by Catholic Missionaries, growing world-wide demand drove the government to create a subsidy. This subsidy was in place from 1979 until 1889.

Coffee was Nicaragua’s prominent export through dictatorship and communism until the early 1990s. However, after the coffee price crashed in 1999, the coffee sector was severely impacted. Compounding the crash was the devastation of Hurricane Mitch in 1998 and the drought over the turn of the millennium.

Since then, however, Nicaraguan coffee production has recovered, and quality has also improved.

Rajuanse Estates

This coffee is from the coffee farm based on Rajuanse Estate called Buena Esperanza. It is located in a privileged mountain valley in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Originally it was part of a timber operation that was 2,818 Hectares in size and was owned by an American lumber operation dating back to the 1960s. In the early 1970s, it began its transformation into coffee farming, but during the late 1970s and 80s political events in Nicaragua led to national instabilities in many sectors, including farming in general. Currently, there is still one of the original workers in Buena Esperanza, Don Manuel, that planted the first coffee plants in Buena Esperanza, and he is our historian. It sits in a valley with many microclimates with different characteristics that treat different varieties of coffee plants. The elevation is 1100-1200 meters, with an average annual rainfall of 3000 mm. Buena Esperanza is certified by Rain Forest Alliance and Café Practice.1

The farm is 846 Hectares, and currently, 405 Hectares have coffee planted. Our master plan is to balance land usage, half coffee, and the other half is natural forest. We are combating local climate change and keeping local fauna. We have inventoried water springs, creeks, and rivers. Waterways are being protected from deforestation and water pollution. We have an ongoing project with an organisation called Engineers Without Borders, to be able to supply neighbouring communities with potable water from water springs on our farm and making them part of the maintenance and better practices avoiding polluting existing waterways in their daily water usage.1

Rajuanse is committed to reforesting. Every year we look for gaps within the farm and fill them with local trees from our reforestation nursery. Shade and humidity retention has been imperative in the area.1

Success and Milling

In 2018, Buena Esperanza placed favourably in the finals of Cup of Excellence in Nicaragua with a washed Pacamara. This success meant it was time for a natural integration into the Specialty Coffee Segment. During the 2018/19 cycle, Rajuanse Estate incorporated a Specialty Coffee Team. The Specialty Coffee Teamwork in choosing different areas of the farm and different varieties which presented the utmost favourable conditions maximise the natural profiles of the coffee bean. The decision to select the drying process is determined at the mill and prepared immediately for transport to the off-site dry mill.

Coffees are milled at Sajonia Estate Coffee where there is a Specialty Coffee line just for Rajuanse in a controlled environment. Coffees here are processed using Natural, Honey or Washed methods. Rajuanse administrative offices are at Sajonia Estate where all our coffee is tracked from farm to export.

Family Reserve Natural

Once again we got these details from a WhatsApp discussion with Ramiro to clarify their process here is an excerpt from that discussion:

I love to share anything that can bring greater awareness. Pacamaras are not high yielding and what you get out of it then has to be purge if smaller bean size, so it is basically for small lots because it is expensive to produce.

All Family Reserve Coffee that enters the drying structure is pampered.

The structure for drying is designed to keep the temperature under control and protect from rain. Wind flow since it is crucial for drying. There is no direct heat.

Specialize structures are used just for Family Reserve Coffee. We have restricted access because we want to contain any outsider from not following protocol, so doors get locked at end of the day. The structure promotes airflow and is designed to allow hot air to escape out the top easily. The desired result lets in fresh air. This means what dries coffee is cool air, not heat.

During that process for each rack, as they are shuffled, starts getting purged, by selecting the beans that present uneven characteristics. This process might take around 28 days, depending on the ambient wind and temperature.2

Details of Nicaraguan Rajuanse Pacamara Natural

Region Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
Farm Buena Esperanza Farm on Rajuanse Estate.
Producer Ramiro Gurdian.
Harvest 2021.
Altitude 1,100-1,200 masl.
Coffee Area 405 Hectares of 846 Hectares.
Cultivar Arabica Pacamara.
Processing Natural (see details above)
Packaging Grain Pro with Hessian (25kg bag).
Characteristics A medium mouth-feel with fruit and spice with a sweet afertaste
Roast Short soak of coffee to start, then allow a gently decreasing ramp rate during the roast into and through first crack. Development time is 45 seconds
Our brews:
Brew Method Ratio Brew Method Ratio
Espresso 1:2.2 AeroPress 18g:200g
Plunger 24g:400g Pour over/filter 18.5g:300g
Certifications RFA

Transparency Information

Sourced from Sevenoaks Trading
Producer/Organization Ramiro Gurdian / Rajuanse Estate
FOB price Pending, waiting for Sevenoaks to permit us to publish
Cupping score 87.5
Lot size we have committed to 1 x 25kg bags + 1x 69kg bag
Relationship Our relationship with Ramiro is now 3 years old.
Other Information We spoke directly with Ramiro, who is happy working with Sevenoaks.

1 Marketing material from Sevenoaks.
2 Conversation with Ramiro.

The photos were taken by Ramiro. Includes Tatiana Mairena who is part of the family reserve team. Also, shown are other members of the family reserve team.

Additional information

Coffee category

3. Full bodied


fruit, spice, sweet

Coffee region



4 ★ Single


Nicaragua, Quaffee




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