Cupping Notes: Creamy body; clean, sweet, citric acidity with a caramel sweetness; smooth and aromatic.
Introducing Our Friend Diego
Nicaragua Café Diego is a direct trade organic coffee grown at high altitudes above 2900 feet in an old shade rainforest canopy. Diego Chavarria is the owner of the family-owned Cafe Diego Chavarria coffee farm. This is a micro-lot specialty grade organic green coffee grown in the Matagalpa Highlands on a 300-hectare farm and employs 100 workers, producing 40,000 pounds of green coffee per year. The coffee is wet-processed on the farm.
Diego is a coffee producer in a rural part of Nicaragua. He comes from a family with a long history of coffee farming. Diego’s family plantation was created by his great great grandfather and has been passed down through the generations. During the time of this Coffee Crisis in the early 2000's Diego lost his farm because of the debt created by the decreasing earnings year to year. After nearly a decade of struggle, he was able to buy back his farm, and for the past 5 years has been nurturing his plants back to production.
Because of your support we are able to roast Diego’s coffee and impact the village of Matagalpa in various ways. Diego employees over 100 workers during the harvest season, supports a church on his property, and is heavily involved in community building activities. By purchasing a bag of Nicaragua Café Diego you are investing in his mission and the youth in Matagalpa. You are providing vital life experiences and opportunities for a better future.