Sixth Gear Coffee Marvins’ Blend – A Tale of Passion, Trust, and Excellence
Dive deep into the heart of Jinotega, Nicaragua, and experience a blend that encapsulates not just the rich flavors of coffee but a heartwarming story of trust, dedication, and expertise. Introducing the Marvins’ Blend by Sixth Gear Coffee, a testament to the relentless spirit of Marvin and his commitment to crafting the finest coffee.
From Driver to Coffee Connoisseur: In 2007, Marvin transitioned from his job as a driver to pursue a newfound passion in his hometown. Destiny introduced him to Alvaro Blandon, who observed Marvin’s diligence and zest. Entrusting Marvin with the management of a coffee farm, their partnership flourished. Marvin recalls, “More than a leader, he was my sincere and loyal friend.” Today, inspired by Don Alvaro’s mantra, “Never go back!”, Marvin stands tall, having achieved every milestone they envisioned together.
The Blend’s Artistry: Marvin meticulously curated two exceptional coffees for this blend, each reflecting a distinct character:
- La Malanga Lot – Harnessing the red catuai variety renowned for its superior quality and compact stature. The honey process chosen by Marvin accentuates its fruity notes and vibrant acidity.
- El Zancudo Lot – Incorporating the Castillo variety, recognized for its exceptional quality and abundant yield. The washed process brings forth the rich chocolate undertones, adding depth and clarity to the blend.
Both components are carefully sorted, ensuring each seed measures between 14/64’s and 16/64’s of an inch in diameter.
Legacy in a Name: Beyond the blend, the name ‘Marvins’ carries a legacy. Marvin not only heads the operations at Finca La Misericordia but shares his name with his nephew, the farm administrator. Their combined expertise and complementary skills mirror the harmony of the two coffee components in this blend. Together, they are the backbone of Marvins’ Blend, making it a perfect union of taste and tradition.
Farm: Marvins’ Blend
Altitude: 1350 MASL
Region: Jinotega, Nicaragua
Processing: Washed and Honey Processes
Strength: 3rd Gear (Medium Bodied)
Tasting Notes: Tropical Fruit, Milk Chocolate, Rich
Specialty: Filter (1:14 ratio)
Bag Size: 8 oz (226.8 g)
Bean Type: Whole Bean