It's time to introduce yet another new origin, this time Nicaragua. While its not the first time we've shared coffee from Nicaragua, its the first offering of the coffee advent calendar.
Coming to us from Empire Coffee Roasters is Nicaragua La Reyna.
Words by John Burton Limited:
Founded in 2002, this Fair Trade Organic coffee is produced by the cooperative Reyna del Cafe which translates to the Queen of Coffee. The coop is located in northern Nicaragua in the department of Madriz which is recognized for having a unique micro climate. Higher elevations and cool dry weather allow for the coffee to mature slowly which in turn creates a complex flavor profile unlike any other in
Nicaragua. Through the use of Fair Trade and Organic premiums Reyna del Cafe is able to provide workshops for their members, improve their milling services, and tap into new international markets. The coop also has a strong sense of environmental stewardship; Madriz and the surrounding departments are
recognized for having high bio diversity and protected forests.
ALTITUDE: 1450-1600m ASL
COOPERATIVE: Agropecuaria Reyna Del Cafe
MEMBERS: 66 women & 185 Men
CERTIFICATIONS: FairTrade, Organic, OCIA, Organic USDA
VARIETAL: Caturra, Catuai, Catimor
PROCESS: Washed, patio-dried
GRADE: SHG (Strictly High Grown)
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