Madriz, Nicaragua

It is said that in Nicaragua, everyone is considered a poet until proven otherwise. Certainly their land with its misty jungles, cloud-covered volcanoes, mountain lakes and streams inspires poetry, but it also gives rise to great coffee. In fact, coffee is the main export from Nicaragua-. 53% of the country’s agricultural jobs are in coffee production, and 45,000 families depend solely upon coffee for their main income. But growing coffee is a long term commitment. It takes between 3 to 5 years for a tree to begin producing and one tree yields approximately one pound of roasted coffee a year while only 5-10% of the coffee’s retail price comes back to growers!

Coffee came to Nicaragua in the mid 1800s. These days, most coffee is grown in three regions within Nicaragua’s Central northern mountains: Madriz, Nueva Segovia, and Estelí departments. Coffee from the Segovias (Estelí, Madriz and Nueva Segovia) are known for their floral aromas, distinctive flavor and bright acidity.

It is said that in Nicaragua, everyone is considered a poet until proven otherwise. Certainly their land with its misty jungles, cloud-covered volcanoes, mountain lakes and streams inspires poetry, but it also gives rise to great coffee. In fact, coffee is the main export from Nicaragua-. 53% of the country’s agricultural jobs are in coffee production, and 45,000 families depend solely upon coffee for their main income. But growing coffee is a long term commitment. It takes between 3 to 5 years for a tree to begin producing and one tree yields approximately one pound of roasted coffee a year while only 5-10% of the coffee’s retail price comes back to growers!

Coffee came to Nicaragua in the mid 1800s. These days, most coffee is grown in three regions within Nicaragua’s Central northern mountains: Madriz, Nueva Segovia, and Estelí departments. Coffee from the Segovias (Estelí, Madriz and Nueva Segovia) are known for their floral aromas, distinctive flavor and bright acidity.

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