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Nicaragua Las Mercedes Single-Origin Espresso

 
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Nicaragua Las Mercedes Single-Origin Espresso

Nicaragua Las Mercedes Single-Origin Espresso

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Announcing our latest single-origin espresso offering, Nicaragua Las Mercedes. Produced by a group of 22 farmers who harvest coffee in an area called Las Mercedes, located in the hills above the coffee town of Jinotega. We have been buying this coffee for the last few years and have featured it as a single origin offering in the past. The growers of Las Mercedes are a loosely connected group of farmers, who mostly wash and dry their own coffee, rather than doing so at a cooperatively owned wet mill. The umbrella cooperative, Aldea Global, takes over from there, overseeing the drying process, dry milling, grading and export.

For the second year in a row we are participating in a special program managed by Aldea Global, called Tierra Madre. For each pound of unroasted coffee Equator purchased from Las Mercedes, we pay a small additional fee into a fund that covers administrative, legal and logistic costs related to women’s land rights issues. Often, women live on and farm land that they do not legally own. Although the government supports land rights of women conceptually, the resources are not always available to process titles. The Tierra Madre fund has been set up to transfer land title to the name of woman who actually live on and take care of the property. Fortunately the expenses are relatively small; costs include paying a lawyer to draft the paperwork and transportation to the court to file the documents. The rewards however are great, as this process empowers women in a new way and allows them to do what they wish with their land.

And if all that wasn’t enough, this coffee makes a sweet, bright-toned espresso that tastes great on its own and with milk.

Cupping Notes

Caramel, sweet citrus and stone fruit in the finish.

View map of the growing region for Nicaragua Las Mercedes Single-Origin Espresso

  • Region: Las Mercedes, Jinotega
  • Producer: Las Mercedes growers group
  • Altitude: 4,400 feet
  • Cultivar: Caturra with some Bourbon and Catuai
  • Milling: Washed
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