Introducing: Nicaragua Gold Mountain Cornucopia Microlot

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on January 26, 2016 in Coffee Offerings
Coffee Nicaragua
Pastor Alejandro Picado on his farm in Nicaragua

We are thrilled to introduce this special coffee as a key addition to our coffee offerings.  This is a fully washed coffee from the Matagalpa region of Nicaragua grown on the farm of “Pastor” Alejandro  Picado.  Alejandro is a member of the Las Nubes (The Clouds) Cooperative.  The farms of Las Nubes dot the border between Matagalpa and Jinotega, high up into the mountains, far from the nearest  town, and mostly off the electrical grid.

The relationship between Las Nubes and Gold Mountain Coffee Growers results in the highest prices co-op members have ever received for their coffee.  Pastor Alejandro is single and uses the earnings from his  microlot to support his extended family and make improvements to his house.  Amazingly, on his small farm he has 12 varieties of coffee in various quantities.  In fact, other farmers treat his farm as a seed bank and request seeds from him each harvest so that they can plant hard-to-find varieties.

Alejandro is very proud of the quality of his coffee and is constantly asking for cupping results from roasters.  His cooperative, Las Nubes (The Clouds), is run by women who won leadership positions in  elections.  Many  members said that they voted for women to run the co-op because they are prudent managers.

Pick up a bag of this magnificent coffee (when in stock) , and view all our current coffee offerings here.

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