NICARAGUA RÍO COCO
Located at an elevation between 2,600-4,000 feet above sea level, COOPCAFE strives to produce a great coffee while preserving the environment and the flora and fauna that surrounds them. The cooperative works with incredible organic coffee farms that plant a wide variety of trees to provide the shade.
Nicaragua is a country that is near and dear to us in many ways. Martin Mayorga was born in Guatemala, and then moved to Managua, Nicaragua, where he grew up. As a child in Nicaragua, Martin would go with his father to buy green coffee beans from the marketplace to roast at home. Martin’s childhood in Nicaragua is the reason why Mayorga Organics exists today, with the purpose of eliminating systemic poverty through the responsible trade of organic foods.
We are happy to work with COOPCAFE as our partner coop in Nicaragua, bringing to you their delicious organic coffee which is planted, harvested and processed with great care and commitment to strict organic practices.
Members of the COOPCAFE cooperative are mindful of their impact on fellow members, the environment, their community, and customers. Their hometown of San Juan del Río Coco is blessed with a microclimate that provides constant rain, ample sunlight, and cool temperatures year-round. These conditions, along with their high elevation, are ideal for growing high-quality organic coffee.
Clean, well-balanced cup with a sweet aroma, honey undertones, notes of chocolate, hints of lightly toasted almonds and a long-lasting bold finish.
Region: San Juan del Río Coco
Producer: COOPCAFE Cooperative
Number of members: 103
Elevation: 3,500-5,000 feet above sea level
Varietals: Parainema, Caturra, Catimor
Harvest Season: October-February
Average Temperature: 67ºF
The COOPCAFE cooperative was established in 2016, as an organizational opportunity after the closure of operations of another local organization in San Juan del Rio Coco, their associates had more than 15 years of experience in agronomic management of coffee, basic grains, and cacao. They are located in the department of Madriz, in the municipalities of San Juan del Río Coco and Telpaneca.
COOPCAFE’s mission is to improve and strengthen the life efficiency of their members, producing the best quality products, being competitive in the market, guaranteeing the greatest and best benefits, having each of the resources necessary to fulfill their goals. They are committed to continuous growth and positively impacting their community.