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Nicaragua

A long tradition linked to coffee cultivation

Nicaragua country with a great history in the production of green coffee

What you should know about Nicaragua as a coffee origin

  1. It is one of the eight coffee origins that make up the Two Oceans coffee geography
  2. It has 12 coffee regions , each one with its own and differentiated cup profile.
  3. 98% of its production is of the arabica species and 2% of the robusta species
  4. 1.07% of the cultivated land, 140,000 hectares, is planted with coffee trees.
  5. The most cultivated Arabica varietals are Caturra, Bourbon, Pacas, Catuai, Catimore, Maragogype and Pacamara.
  6. Its production is smallholder with thousands of families dedicated and dependent on its cultivation
Picker with basket of Nueva Segovia coffee cherries
Persona apreciando las vistas de la selva de la región cafetera de Nueva Segovia
  1. Nicaraguan coffee has a protected designation of origin – PDO: Dipilto – Jalapa
  2. At Mare Terra Coffee we import and distribute all the qualities of coffee produced in Nicaragua except the lowest, the commercial
  3. It occupies the eleventh position as a producer of coffee worldwide
  4. The cultivation of coffee began in its territory at the beginning of the 19th century
  5. Harvest coffee from December to March and export coffee from January to July
  6. The traditional and most entrenched method of processing coffee is called Lavado
  7. Most of the coffee plantations in Nicaragua are cultivated between 400 and 1,500 meters above sea level.
  8. The standard size of green coffee bags in the country is 69 kilos, at Mare Terra Coffee we pack it, depending on the quality, in 60 kg, 30 kg and 5 kg
  9. The five main importing countries of Nicaraguan coffee are: United States, Germany, Belgium, Italy and Canada

11th

World Producer

12

Coffee Regions

332

Thousand Coffee Growers

140

Thousand Hectares with Coffee Trees

Nicaragua has enormous potential for the production of high-quality coffee

Coffee cultivation in Nicaragua

The Nicaraguan topography is diverse and allows coffee to be grown at high altitudes, the volcanic soil is especially conducive to the growth of coffee seeds that need minerals and nutrition for optimal growth.

Nicaragua has five main ecosystems , the lava flows of its volcanoes, the crater lagoons, the Cocibolca and Xolotlán lakes, the island of Ometepe and the bamboo forests of the Caribbean coast. Nicaragua has 10% of the world’s biodiversity, which makes its land suitable for growing green coffee.

The soils where coffee is grown in Nicaragua are rich in minerals, of volcanic origin and are found in the mountainous terrain of the country, this makes it difficult for coffee growers to transport the harvest to the mills or the market.

In Nicaragua there are four types of climates, the tropical climate of the savannah, the dry subtropical climate, the monsoon climate of the savannah and the tropical climate of the rain forest. Tropical climates and their derivatives are optimal for the development of coffee trees. The average annual territorial rainfall is calculated at 2,280 mm . Precipitation can occur in any month of the year, but the greatest amount of water falls between the months of May and November.

Horses transporting sacks of coffee through the mountains

Coffee is the most important agricultural product in Nicaragua with a high impact on the economic and social sectors of the country.

Although Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, it is making progress when it comes to social welfare. Coffee production is considered an engine of development and support for the rural sector.

  • Coffee represents 25% of total Nicaraguan exports
  • The contribution of coffee to the agricultural GDP of Nicaragua is 33%
  • The average farm size per farmer is 1 to 14 hectares.
  • The equity rate in coffee production in Nicaragua is between 6.3 and 3.7 (63% men and 37% women).
  • The average age of coffee growers is between 35 and 45 years.

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Nicaraguan coffee farmers

The best way to know about Guatemalan coffee is to listen to those who dedicate their lives to producing it: its coffee growers.

Martha and Ana Albir

Two Oceans | Nicaragua | North Region | Nueva Segovia

”We are dedicated to coffee growing, as an inheritance from our parents and because of the love we feel for coffee.
Since 2013 we have been producers of Fincas Bethania and Las Hortensias. A critical point for us is the great dependence we have on the weather for the development of our coffees”.

isacio albir

Two Oceans | Nicaragua | North Region | Nueva Segovia

”I dedicate myself to coffee farming, by family inheritance.
I have been producing coffees for 16 years.
One of the critical points in the production process of my coffees is the moment of cutting and drying the coffee”.

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Nicaragua, long tradition linked to coffee cultivation

Coffee production in Nicaragua is concentrated in the highlands of Matagalpa and Jintotega, and the coffee industry is divided between large estates, cooperatives, and associations of small producers.

The culture of Nicaragua is the product of the mixture of indigenous, Spanish and African cultures. Cultural traditions such as dances with different musical rhythms, colonial cities and gastronomy that make this magnificent country are still preserved, within its traditions the cultivation of coffee is still very present, offering a wide variety of flavors.

Nicaragua has great natural wealth, a volcanic and tropical country with a land of rich biodiversity. Lakes, jungles, virgin beaches and natural reserves with exotic flora and fauna, beautiful cities and charming people form an exceptional set for the production of coffee in this country.

Nicaraguan coffees are associated with bright citrus acidity, a smooth body, and floral, citrus, or chocolate flavors.

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