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Nicaragua - San Francisco

Nicaragua - San Francisco

Regular price $19.50 USD
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Origin: Jinotega, Nicaragua

Processing: Washed 

Altitude: 1,400 MASL

Varietal(s): Caturra Estrella, Catuai

Roast Level: Light

Cupping Note(s): Cherries, Prunes, Marshmallow, Mandarin, Vanilla Yogurt, Silky 

We were able to have this coffee due to the efforts of our friends at Gold Mountain Coffee Growers. They are a social enterprise that, in addition to its own farm (Finca Idealista), works directly with coffee producers in Nicaragua, including Don Francisco, to connect them with roasters abroad. GMCG is on the ground, all the time, teaming up with producers willing to take the steps necessary (and whose altitude and soil conditions allow them) to produce high-cupping specialty coffee. They literally stand on every partner farm during picking to ensure ripeness with refractometers and ripeness bracelets. GMCG also carries out sustainable development projects in communities, such as free computing classes for girls from coffee communities, medical assistance, microcredit, running water in schools, and educational supplies.

Don Francisco is one of the first farmers to join Gold Mountain Coffee Growers when he and Gold Mountain's flagship farm were both members of a Fair Trade cooperative that suffered from mismanagement. Gold Mountain has provided Don Francisco financing throughout the years as well as market access, actions which have allowed him to purchase and then triple the size of his farm (Finca San Francisco). Working with Gold Mountain has also allowed him to improve his wet mill and house, fund multiple life- saving operations for his grandchild, and produce this volume specialty lot that rivals small microlots for quality.

We couldn't be happier to be working with GMCG for the fifth consecutive year and look forward to an amazing future in coffee together.

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