ABOUT THE PLANTATION
These coffee beans are grown at the Haciendo El Cielo Estate, located in Peñas Blancas in the central region of Nicaragua, more than 1,300 meters above sea level.
Existing for more than 70 years, this fabulous estate is made up of 139.4 hectares of coffee trees and 278.9 hectares of wild forest.
Managed by the Cerna family since 1990, it also enables 670 families in the region to work both during the harvest season and during the off-season. These coffee growers constantly work their hardest to improve their farming practices as well as their infrastructures in order to be able to offer a product of unparalleled quality.
THE HISTORY OF NICARAGUAN COFFEE
Coffee was introduced to Nicaragua in the mid-19th century, where the very first coffee beans were planted on the Pacific coast.
In 1979, Nicaragua experienced a major civil war causing almost 40,000 deaths. Then, in 1998, the country was ravaged by Hurricane Mitch and several plantations and infrastructure were destroyed.
These two major events generated a great coffee crisis from 1999 to 2003.
During the worst times of this crisis, plantation owners stopped paying and feeding their workers. Starving and jobless, hundreds of families gathered along roads and in public parks where they lived in miserable conditions, to demand food, work, health care and land. After three years of these annual marches, the rural workers union won small plots of land for more than 3,000 coffee farming families. This process led to a historic agreement known as El Acuerdo de las Tunas, named after the school along the Pan American Highway where the agreement was finally signed.
Region: Central Nicaragua
Altitude: 1300-1480 meters above sea level
Cultivar: H1/H3, Caturra & Marsella
Screen Size: 15-20
Very present citrus scent that characterizes lime and green apples, accompanied by an imposing body reminiscent of cocoa. This coffee also delivers a very nice acidity.