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Origin Information

Grower
PRODECOOP | Coopetiva Jose Benito Diaz and Cooperativa Vicente Talabera
Variety
Catuai, Caturra, and Catimor
Region
El Sontule, Estelí, Nicaragua
Harvest
December - January
Altitude
1100 – 1800 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

NICARAGUA FTO SEGOVIA MIRAFLOR SHG EP GRAINPRO is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Promotora de Desarrollo Cooperativo de Las Segovias (PRODECOOP), an umbrella cooperative operating in the departments of Estelí, Madriz and Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua. PRODECOOP operates a centrally located dry mill facility and cupping lab where coffee is received, processed and selected for export. The coffee is named after the Miraflor natural reserve, which has more than 200 species of orchids. Two small cooperatives operating in El Sontule, Estelí (Jose Benito Diaz with 21 members and Vicente Talabera with 36 members), cultivate, harvest and process coffee at farm level micro-mills before delivering dried parchment to PRODECOOP. The consistent quality of Miraflor year after year is attributable in part to PRODECOOP (a large organization that can efficiently provide producer financing, training, and technical assistance to improve coffee quality, as well as, fair trade programs that promote income diversification and education), and the other part to the small cooperatives, which provide tailored grassroots organization and commitment for the families that cultivate the coffee.