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Origin Information

Grower
Cooperativa Multifuncional Family Coffee R.L. (COMULFAC)
Variety
Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon, Catimor, and Marogogype
Region
Jinotega, Nicaragua
Harvest
December – March
Altitude
980 – 1400 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and sun dried in the sun and guardiolas
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

NICARAGUA FTO JINOTEGA COOMULFAC SHG EP GRAINPRO is sourced from family owned farms organized around Cooperativa Multifuncional Family Coffee R.L. (COMULFAC), a cooperative founded in 2013. COMULFAC members live in the communities of Datanli, Los Cipreces, Auturias, Monte Rey, Antioquia, and El Sacramento, all within the department of Jinotega, Nicaragua. Farmers cultivate coffee on farms that average 4 to 100 acres in size and they use their own micro-mill to process harvested cherries, which allows for meticulous care in depulping, fermenting, and drying the coffee. COMULFAC was established with assistance from J&M Family (a privately owned export company in Jinotega), which has been purchasing coffee from these farmers for several years. The idea behind establishing a cooperative model was to help the farmers organize their efforts and combine their resources to develop social projects aimed at improving the quality of life in their communities.