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Cupping Notes: Nice sweetness and acidity, kiwi, grape, lemon bar

About This Coffee

This single-variety Caturra lot comes to us from Jose Reynaldo Muñoz, a producer in the San Juan De Rio Coco area in the north of Nicaragua. For Jose, coffee is a family inheritance; he is a third-generation coffee grower in his forties, dedicated exclusively to coffee growing. He is very knowledgeable about production and commercialization, in addition to being very charismatic and cheerful. Of late he has ventured into new processes, seeking new ways to generate value on his well cared for, medium sized farm. 

The Municipality of San Juan de Rio Coco is located in the north center part of the Country. Its main commercial activity is based on Coffee and one of the best areas for the coffee quality. The region gathers a wide range of coffee varietals, some have been in the region and country for many generations and others come from recent innovations in the Central American region. As such we can find Java, Caturra, Red Catuai, Pacamara and Marsellesa.

Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Region: San Juan De Rio Coco, Madriz
Producer Type: Single Estate
Processing: Washed
Growing Altitude: 1000 - 1200 MASL
Plant Species: Arabica
Varietal: Caturra

History of Coffee in Nicaragua  

Coffee came to Nicaragua in the mid-1800's but did not have to compete with well established crops like indigo or banana. It took coffee just 20 years to become the country's number one export and by the dawn of the 20th century, coffee represented 65% of Nicaragua's exports. Between 1895 and 1926, production of coffee in the Jinotega region alone tripled, from 4,500 bags to 13,500. The rapid growth of the industry did not coincide with as much deforestation as other countries in the region and today virtually all Nicaraguan coffee is considered shade grown. 

Growing Coffee in Nicaragua  

Nicaragua coffee growing regions include Jinotega, Nuevo Segovia, Madriz, Esteli, Matagalpa, Boaco, Managua, Carazo, and Granada. Throughout the country, most Nicaragua coffee is grown between 800 and 1500 masl, with some specialty coffees growing even higher that 1500 masl. Over 330,000 people in Nicaragua work in coffee, which is 15% of the labor market and more than 50% of the agricultural workforce. Most Nicaragua coffee is milled using a version of wet processing. Plant Species Catimor, Catuai, Java, Maragogype, Pacamara, Red Bourbon. 

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