Partner farm: Nicaragua
Nestled high in the mountains of Jinotega, Nicaragua, Don Francisco and his wife Blanca Nieve are known throughout the region for producing some of the world’s richest coffee. The exceptional quality is due in part to their willingness to leave part of the farm in its natural state to protect the spring water that serves as a source of irrigation. Due to the colder climate caused by the farm’s elevation, their coffee is harvested a full two months after the rest of the country’s coffee. The fact that the beans are allowed more time to mature and collect more nutrients, produces more complex cupping notes and results in a more natural flavor.