region: nuevo segundo
farm: las golondrinas
owner: rodrigo peralta
altitude: 1,850 m
This was the Hale Mary (playing on words) of coffee farms in Nicaragua, and arguably the region as a whole.
It is already a well known fact that Dipilto is by far the most superior coffee growing parts in the country, but what Rodrigo Peralta brings to the table is an unparalleled dedication to quality.
The drive up to Golondrinas is lengthy, about an two hours up from Mozonte (where we were earlier that day in the Peralta processing facility). The weather continued to change the closer we were to the farm top. You could feel the air get lighter, more cool and crisp. There is a sense that Ramzi and I have probably never breathed such fresh weather.
This is not just a coffee plantation, this is specialty coffee at it's finest. The climate, the soil, the altitude and the passion behind growing the coffee is something like we have not experienced before. Rayy was adamant that we get Golondrinas for our special lineup this coming May, stay tuned.s