Nicaragua - silky smooth hints of citrus fruit.
Taste silky smooth, layered sweetness with chocolate finish
Aroma chocolate sweet, hints of citrus fruit
Body bright acidity, medium to high body, creamy texture
Source Northwestern Nicaragua, 1000-1300 masl, FTO, RFA
Notes Part of a cooperative union in northwest Nicaragua, certified organic in 1993 and Fair-trade in 2004. Today there are over 430 farmers, 25% of whom are women. FTO premiums have been invested in pulping machines and school construction and provisions in remote areas. Farmers are currently battling the affects of climate change with the onset of leaf rust which is killing their coffee shrubs.
The Coop is providing new saplings to renovate farms and is helping farmers to diversify production to provide more sustainable livelihoods. All in all, a pretty fine thing to be part of, especially when you don’t have to leave your home to do so. Enjoy.