NICARAGUA

Our Coffees

Name Origin Processing Certification
SHG EP Jinotega, Matagalpa Washed None Select
SHG EP Rainforest Alliance Jinotega, Matagalpa Washed RFA Select
Peaberry Rainforest Alliance Jinotega, Matagalpa Washed RFA Select

More about Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a country of vast cultural and ecological beauty and diversity. The largest country in Central America, it is bordered by Costa Rica to the North, Honduras to the South, with the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean seas on the West and east coasts respectively. Due to its high volcanic mountains, natural reserves and tropical climate, together with its abundant fertile soils , Nicaragua is steeped in a rich agricultural heritage.

Annual production: 2.2 million
Altitude range: 400 - 1700 masl
No coffee farmers: 45,000
Harvest times: December - March
Key growing regions: Jinotega, Matagalpa, EstelĂ­, Madriz and Nueva Segovia
Typical varieties: Caturra, Borbons, Paca, Catuai, Catimore, Maragogype and Pacamara
Grading system: Graded by altitude, SHG (Strictly High Grown) and HG (High Grown)
Processing type: Washed, Natural and Honey

Production Information

Today almost 45,000 families rely on coffee for their livelihoods, 97 percent of which are smallholder producers with an average farm size of just 14 hectares. The most common varieties cultivated are Caturra, Borbons, Paca, Catuai, Catimore, Maragogype and Pacamara.

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