Organic Nicaraguan

COFFEE DETAILS:


region

Esteli, Madriz and Nueva Segovia

farm/Co-op

PRODECOOP

elevation

4100 – 5900 feet

process

Fully washed

certification

FT USA and OCIA

varietal

Catuai, Caturra, Typica and Bourbon

tasting highlights

Bing Cherry, Amber Honey, Pecan
Fair Trade Coffee Organic Coffee

Coffee Story:

PRODECOOP is an umbrella cooperative servicing 3 departments (counties), Esteli, Madriz and Nueva Segovia. This coffee is produced and sourced from small family owned farms. PRODECOOP was created in 1993 with a mission to help the members commercialize their products in a competitive market. This coop operates a centrally located dry mill facility and cupping lab where coffee is received, processed and selected for export.

A driving force of the success of this coop has been the promotion of women holding a minimum of 40% of the leadership positions within the structure of this cooperative. Training programs are held regularly, educating both genders on the importance of women in leadership roles and in successful coffee production from harvest to export. PRODECOOP is a great example of a cooperative representing premium dollars at work from their Fair Trade certification. These premium dollars are supporting community programs for the members and families, as well as productivity and quality investments supporting their coffee crop.

Community programs include educational scholarships for children of members to attend middle school, high school and college. Food security programs and tools necessary for this, have been implemented at the household level in the way of vegetable gardens and the raising of chickens. Health clinics have also been invested in to facilitate access to detection, prevention and treatment for cervical cancer and other medical needs. Fair Trade premium dollars have helped for the purchasing of organic fertilizers, plant nurseries and the technical assistance necessary for farm owners to be successful in combating leaf rust and other climate change symptoms affecting coffee crop productivity and health. There have been infrastructure improvements and investments to roads, wet mills and more nurseries, increasing their capacity building. PRODECOOP is a model example of a well-functioning, forward momentum cooperative and the quality in your cup will prove just that. Enjoy this coffee in either light or dark. Cheers!

$9.40/12oz

Coffee Bucks:
12oz earns 5%
5lbs earns 10%
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