Nicaragua Flor Azul
The Canales family began growing coffee in a quiet valley in northern Nicaragua in 1958. Since then, the family has tripled the size of its Los Delirios farm, steadily purchasing surrounding pastures and converting them to shaded organic coffee groves. Daniel Canales, the second generation owner of Los Delirios, won the top prize at the 2004 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence. His three boys, Milton, Norman, and Donal, have continued the tradition, investing mightily in improvements in post-harvest processing to increase quality. Milton grew this lot in the remote Los Monos section of the farm and dried it in the shade at his new dry mill.