Nicaraguan coffee doesn’t generally come up on many ‘best coffee’ lists, or even ‘best coffee from Central America’ lists.
The reality is that Nicaragua coffee has been overshadowed by the success of its larger and more well known coffee producing neighbors – Costa Rica and Guatemala.
More recently, Panama has even grabbed some of that spotlight with the discovery of its award-winning Gesha coffee, but that’s a whole different ball game.
However, my experience sourcing coffees that fit the Twin Fin brand, not to mention my surf trips to Central America, led me to the real pleasure of adding Nicaraguan coffee, which we call The Boom, to the Twin Fin Coffee product line.
In short, I love this particular Nicaraguan coffee, and I believe that you will too!
Nicaragua Coffee – A Brief History
Nicaragua has a turbulent history, and its coffee industry has learned to survive and even thrive here since the mid-1800s.
Since its cultivation began around 1850, coffee quickly became Nicaragua’s largest export and an important economic driver for the next 100-plus years. Currently, Nicaragua is the number 12 coffee producer in the world, with annual production around 290 million pounds.
Even today, coffee accounts for half of all agricultural jobs and about 20% of agricultural GDP in Nicaragua.
[Interesting read: Nicaragua national agricultural and coffee adaptation policy]
Nicaraguan coffee is produced in five general regions, all located in the northwest part of the country near the Honduran border.
The Nicaraguan coffee we have on offer is grown in the higher-altitude regions of Esteli, Madriz, and Nueva Segovia.
This region is know for it’s shade-grown coffee where the canopy acts as a natural fertilizer and herbicide.
PRODECOOP is a secondary coffee cooperative representing the Esteli, Madriz, and Nueva Segovia growing regions of Nicaragua. PRODECOOP membership includes about 38 local coops and over 2,700 individual producers.
PRODECOOP is committed to representing their member’s value of gender equity, climate adaptation, and security.
We named our Nicaragua coffee The Boom after the fabled surf break.
Coming home from an epic surf trip is always bittersweet, but one way to hold on to the experience is to continue supporting these countries and people we love with our daily addictions.
Coffee is an important export market for Nicaragua, and buying Nicaraguan coffee not only brings you back to these places every morning, but it supports the local coops and farmers.
The Boom is sure to be a welcome addition to your morning routine.
The heavy pumping barrels of Nicaragua are the source of dreams for many, and this amazing, bright Nicaragua Dipilto coffee from the PRODECOOP cooperative will take you there.
PRODECOOP is an umbrella cooperative supporting family-owned farms in the departments of Esteli, Mardriz, and Nueva Segovia.
In addition to technical assistance to improve coffee quality, PRODECOOP strives to improve the quality of life for coffee producers and their families through projects promoting income diversification and education.
This coffee is Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) and European Processed (EP / Hand picked).
Tasting notes of dark chocolate, bright fruit, and butterscotch.
|Region||Esteli, Madriz, Nueva Segovia|
|Elevation||1100 – 1800 meters|
|Tasting Notes||Bright floral cup, cocoa, citrus|
|Process||Fully washed, sun dried|
|Certification||Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) / European Processed (EP)|