Central to Coffee Lives is our partnership with, and commitment to, coffee farmers in rural Nicaragua, who live and work in some of the most remote, and poor regions in the Americas. In order to affect meaningful change, we knew that we had to act in a big way, developing a project with lofty goals, but with feet and hearts planted firmly on the ground. In short, we had to go to origin, and learn directly from our partners themselves.
Traveling to “origin” means visiting coffee farmers at their fincas, seeing living and working conditions first hand, and learning from farmers how each lot is meticulously grown and harvested with a singular focus on quality.
Additionally, we wanted to help potential buyers of this coffee get acquainted with, and sample, the end product, and generally spur sales and investment in these coffee communities. What better way than to purchase one of the best lots of coffee Gold Mountain Coffee Growers offers (completely funded by our Board of Directors) and use it as a fundraiser for Coffee Lives?
With that said, let me introduce to you El Cipres...
El Cipres is located in one of the prime coffee cultivating regions of Jinotega, known for its unique microclimate. Due to the high altitude and cool temperatures, coffee is harvested a full two months after the rest of the country’s, which allows the coffee cherries to mature more slowly, collect more nutrients, and develop more flavor. The result is evident in the cup with mouthwatering candied plum and tart cherries, as well as notes of grapefruit and cacao bean.
El Cipres is owned by Yader and Karen, who live on the farm with their two children, Jesús and Elvin. Yader and Karen partner with Gold Mountain Coffee Growers to have their coffees directly traded with craft coffee roasters around the world. Yader and Karen are paid more than Fair Trade organizations pay, receive loans, free transport, technical support, quality premiums, and other benefits through working with GMCG.
This lot was hand chosen by AMRDI and has been expertly roasted by Eric and Seth of Two Rivers Colorado Coffee Co. We hope you enjoy!
Farm: El Cipres
Region: Jinotega, Nicaragua
Varietals: Caturra and Catuai
$15 per 12oz bag of whole beans, plus $6 flat-rate priority shipping within the United States (up to 2 bags per shipment).
We will roast one batch in early August and a second batch in September. You can choose to order your bags for delivery in August, September, or both.