Nicaraguan French Roast

Product image 1Nicaraguan French Roast Coffee - Front Label
Product image 2Nicaraguan French Roast Coffee - Back Label
Product image 3Nicaraguan French Roast Coffee - 5 pound bag
Product image 4A farmer and a child filling a sack with coffee cherries; a young boy looks on
Product image 5A teacher helping a young child read

Regular price $14.89

Cupping Notes: Rich. Cocoa. Dark Chocolate.
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[Roast Level] Dark

[Region] Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua

[Cooperative] Prodecoop

[Partners Since] 1994

[Altitude] 1250-1800m

[Varietal] Catuai, Caturra, Bourbon, Typica

[Processing Method] Fully Washed

We’ve collaborated with this community to design and implement the following initiatives:

  • Forgotten Children's Literacy Project
  • Fruit Tree Reforestation and Income Generation
  • Reducing Infant Mortality through Neonatal Trainings
  • Roya Education and Prevention

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I am always heartened and humbled when I visit the farmers of Nicaragua. In a country so recently torn by war, the people are amazingly upbeat, compassionate and forgiving - a lesson for us all. Our Nicaraguan partner, PRODECOOP (in Esteli) consistently produces award-winning, high-altitude specialty coffee that we purchase directly.

Our People-Centered Development work includes building the first cafe-roastery in Central America, prosthetics and jobs for landmine victims, and self-esteem building and income generation for women. We are also working on roya (rust bacteria) prevention programs at the community level to insure income for the farmers and great coffee for us going forward.

Nicaragua has become a leading coffee producer in the Americas due to the great volcanic soils and the increased professionalism of the farmers. Nicaraguan coffees are bold yet smooth, relatively low acidity, consistent and well processed. Look for coffees from Esteli, Jinotego, Matagalpa, and Nueva Segovia. The coffees are known for their well-rounded tastes, mild acidity and cocoa undertones.

Forgotten Children Literacy Project (2016-ongoing)

  • Mobile libraries and volunteers rotating to distant villages to engage children in literacy and reading programs
  • In 2020, expanding program to adult learners
  • Funding commitment to date: $9,000

Fruit Tree Reforestation and Income Generation (2017-ongoing)

  • Creating fruit tree nurseries
  • Project is both for reforestation and soil health, but also income generation from fruits harvested
  • Funding commitment to date: $12,000