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Our Nicaragua SHG EP is a coffee that comes from the mountainous northwest region of Nicaragua. It is a Strictly High Grown coffee, meaning that the coffee was grown at high altitudes, which allows the bean to develop slower, resulting in a denser high quality bean. In addition, EP stands for European Preparation – a further sorting of the green coffee before it is exported, so only the finest green beans are bagged and exported. A great deal of our Nicaraguan coffee is harvested and exported from Asociacion Aldea Global.
Specialty coffee is defined as any coffee that scores above 80 points on a 100 point scale. Typically, speciality coffee is grown at high altitudes, with much care and attention from the farmer. From there, it is sold at a premium to coffee traders, or direct to roasters.