As seasons change, so do our single origin coffee offerings. We’re super excited about our latest batch of 100% Organic coffee coming from Nicaragua, known as País-poeta, land of poets. From this beautiful region of rain forests, lakes and volcanoes, we share this earthy yet pure tasting cup of coffee produced within a culture where poet means friend. In our latest cupping session, we are getting a well balanced coffee with nutty and chocolate notes rounded out with a nice earthy aroma that is sure to please.
This lot of coffee is brought in from the PROCOCER cooperative, part of the larger CECOCAFEN coordinating union. PROCOCER has approximately 600 members. Membership is open and voluntary; and the organization is controlled democratically with members actively participating in decision and policy making for the coop. Representatives are chosen from the separate farmer groups in the different geographical territories to participate in the delegates’ assembly and are required to report back directly to the communities they represent.
They have a clear mission: to strengthen the organizational and financial capacity of the coop, increase their productive yields, and assure the quality of their coffee in order to meet the demands of the specialty coffee market. They’d also like to diversify their productive and economic activities in order to improve the well-being of their member families while upholding environmentally sustainable practices.
Desert Sun owner and employees have visited these farms on 3 different occasions between 2007 and 2009 with Cooperative Coffees. Direct relationships with the farm owners have proven to be very effective in our goal to have a partnership that is valuable for both the farmer and us as a buyer.
We are proud to roll out the Nicaraguan this season from the Jalapa and Matagalpa regions. You can order our organic Nicaragua at desertsuncoffee.com or request it at your favorite local café!