Our Producers

Don Reynaldo Mairena is from the Aranjuez, a beautiful mountain between Matagalpa and Jinotega. His farm has the perfect climate, altitude, and rainfall to produce high quality coffees, and he builds on that foundation by constantly re-investing in his farm. We met Don Reynaldo during a community project and admire his leadership in the local coffee producing community.

Last year we had the privilege of working with Don Reynaldo on a special project: Natural Processing. The flavor, body, and fragrance of this tiny microlot amazed us and impressed coffee professionals and consumers around the world. We can hardly wait to see how the 2014-2015 crop will taste!


William Rodriguez (23), is the oldest of 6 children from La Mora, Jinotega. After the death of his father, William and his family continued to labor on their family farm, and in 2013 we spent time educating and encouraging them to focus on quality and details in their coffee processing. We were all delighted to see their crop increase about 5 points on the cupping table, a huge leap, and we reinvested some of our last year’s profit in training him. We anticipate him developing as a fearless leader and producing outstanding coffees in years to come.


Don Carlos Lanzas and his son Bladimir Lanzas manage their 17 Mz with amazing maracaturra, caturra and red catuai coffees being produced at the perfect combination of altitude (1,350 mts above sea level), volcanic soil, care, and 25 years of experience in coffee production to ensure a SCAA cupping of 86 points during the last 9 years.

These folks Carlos (left) and Victor (right) have made sure to share the love and passion for amazing coffees.


Our extensive Producer portfolio continued:

Besides the 3 producers/lots highlighted this month, our cooperative boasts 15 other multi-generational producers, each growing specialty-level coffees from typica to yellow bourbon to caturra.

Producer:
Alfredo Jarquin Rivera
Years Active:
18
Farm:
Fuente Azul
Location:
El Porvenir
Varieties:
Caturras, Catimores
Elevation:
1300 - 1350
Production per Year:
35*

FLO Certified #4043

Producer:
Byron Antonio Sanchez
Years Active:
18
Farm:
La Conguera
Location:
Las Primaveras
Varieties:
Caturras, Catimores
Elevation:
1260 - 1290
Production per Year:
45*

FLO Certified #4043

Producer:
Benjamin Rivera Castilloo
Years Active:
25
Farm:
El Cafetal
Location:
Laguna Verde
Varieties:
Caturras, Catimores
Elevation:
1250 - 1300
Production per Year:
100*

FLO Certified #4043

Producer:
Felipe Montenegro Lopez
Years Active:
12
Farm:
Guadalupe
Location:
Despala Quemada
Varieties:
Caturras, Catimores
Elevation:
1250 - 1330
Production per Year:
35*

FLO Certified #4043

Producer:
Gerardo Mercado
Years Active:
15
Farm:
Linda Vista
Location:
El Porvenir
Varieties:
Caturras, Catimores
Elevation:
1350
Production per Year:
60*

FLO Certified #4043

Producer:
Jose Humberto Diaz Sanchez
Years Active:
5
Farm:
Sinaii
Location:
Las Banquitas
Varieties:
Caturras, Catimores
Elevation:
1330 - 1350
Production per Year:
30*

FLO Certified #4043

Producer:
Justo Ramon Dia
Years Active:
10
Farm:
El Sauce
Location:
Las Banquitas
Varieties:
Caturras, Catimores
Elevation:
1330 - 1350
Production per Year:
50*

FLO Certified #4043

Producer:
Santos Eugenio Montenegro
Years Active:
15
Farm:
La Maravilla
Location:
El Porvenir
Varieties:
Caturras, Catimores, Mara Caturra
Elevation:
1350 - 1390
Production per Year:
150*

FLO Certified #4043

Producer:
Sergio Rivera Castillo
Years Active:
15
Farm:
El Cafetal
Location:
Laguna Verde
Varieties:
Caturras, Catimores
Elevation:
1250 - 1300
Production per Year:
150*

FLO Certified #4043

Producer:
Jose Calderon Flores
Years Active:
15
Farm:
San Antonio
Location:
San Antonio
Varieties:
Caturras, Catimores
Elevation:
1350 - 1390
Production per Year:
80*

FLO Certified #4043

Producer:
Rito Antonio Mairena Ubeda
Years Active:
20
Farm:
La Sementera
Location:
Malespin
Varieties:
Caturras, Catimores, Mara Caturra
Elevation:
1250 - 1300
Production per Year:
200*

FLO Certified #4043

Producer:
Gonzalo Miranda Salgado
Years Active:
15
Farm:
Tierra Bendita
Location:
Malespin
Varieties:
Caturras, Catimores, Mara Caturra
Elevation:
1300 - 1360
Production per Year:
200*

FLO Certified #4043

Producer:
Angel Esteban Ubedad
Years Active:
30
Farm:
La Canada
Location:
El Chiborazo
Varieties:
Caturras, Catimores
Elevation:
1280 - 1300
Production per Year:
250*

FLO Certified #4043

Producer:
Jairo Vallejos
Years Active:
12
Farm:
Las Latas
Location:
Las Latas
Varieties:
Caturras
Elevation:
1300 - 1400
Production per Year:
300*

FLO Certified #4043

Producer:
Atanacio Lopez
Years Active:
26
Farm:
San Antonio
Location:
Aranjuez
Varieties:
Caturras, Catimores, Mara Caturra
Elevation:
1300 - 1400
Production per Year:
1,200*

FLO Certified #4043

We invite you to join our effort and delight to bring to our clients amazing indulging coffees :)

* Number of sacks at 150 pounds each.

Coffee Trips

Experience the culture and meet our friends for yourself.

Welcome to the Nicaraguan coffee world! I love being a bridge between coffee drinkers and consumers, and offer a package experience that draws on my background in a coffee-producing family and the many coffee connections I’ve made in my life to initiate visitors into my coffee world. With my husband's experience in the business world, we are excited about walking with you through the farms, talking with the farmers, and witnessing coffee production and roasting, November through February every year. Let’s get to know each other and create a custom experience for you--contact us for more information.

Quality with Excellence

We supply specialty-grade coffee only. All internationally traded coffees are cupped, or objectively graded, on a 100-point scale for various attributes like fragrance, aroma, and body. Coffees that score above an 80 are technically considered specialty-grade coffee, and only 15% of the coffee in the world receives that status.

Rarely do such high-quality coffees “just happen”: usually years of hard work at the coffee farm level are required. This is why we invest time in monitoring the process during months of seed germination as well as the picking, drying, and exporting processes. When the coffee is roasted and served, its excellence is the product of this attention to detail throughout.

In addition, we are committed to educating consumers so they can appreciate the process of excellent coffee and take pride in joining the coffee chain!