Nicaragua washed Arabica SHG EP Fairtrade (FLO), Organic

citric acidity, round body, chocolate, nutty, fresh herbs
60 % of 100
60 % of 100
SCA Score 82.00
60 % of 100
Spot: Vollers Hamburg
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Unit of Measure bags of 69kg
Status Spot
Warehouse Vollers Hamburg
Crop 22/23
Acidity 3.000000
Flavor 3.000000
Batch 102665
Variety Catuai, Maragogype, Catimor and Caturra
Region Jinotega
Process Washed
Sustainability Fairtrade Organic
Producer Cooperativa Sacaclí
SCA Score 82.000000
Body 3.000000

Nicaragua is the fourth largest coffee producer in Central America. Coffee from this thinly populated country is of high quality and complex flavor. In the past, coffee production suffered from political and financial instability. Luckily, the situation has visibly recovered in the past 20 years. Producers are now keen to develop their agricultural practices within an improving infrastructure to revive their reputation in the specialty coffee scene.

In the rural northwest of Nicaragua, the mountains of Matagalpa and Jinotega are located where cloud forests mix with coffee plantations. Within this setting, the Cooperativa de Servicios Múltiples Sacaclí was set up, back in 1994. Twenty-five men and six women formed the cooperative to finance themselves independently and sell their coffee for a fair price.

Nowadays, the cooperative Sacaclí counts for some 540 members, of which 93 are women. The members do not only rely on coffee but also cultivate vegetables such as tomatoes, pepper, and onions, as well as soybeans. Sacaclí offers its members assistance in production, technical matters, and financial services. To seek external support, they also work with more than 12 agricultural organizations and have strategic partners to market their coffees to Europe, Canada, and the US. In the last few years, the cooperative has shifted its attention towards sustainable approaches and the adoption of modern agricultural methods. This has led to the attainment of Organic and Fairtrade certifications, ensuring a stable income for every member involved.

Nicaragua is a renowned coffee-producing country in Central America. Coffee from this thinly populated nation is of high quality and characteristic flavor. Based on its soil, diverse varieties, and changing microclimates, the country offers a surprising range of cup profiles.

In 1790, Catholic Missionaries – out of curiosity - first started growing coffee in Nicaragua. But it took another fifty years for coffee to become an economically relevant income pillar to the country. Between 1840 and 1940, Nicaragua’s coffee industry blossomed and grew its global market share substantially. Initially, the Government subsidized large farms but later started the institutionalization of cooperatives. First coops were formed only in the early 20th century.

In the past, coffee production has suffered from devastating political and financial instability. Although the coffee industry experienced several setbacks, coffee remained among the country’s primary export goods. Luckily, in the past 20 years, the situation has started to recover. Producers are now keen to develop their agricultural practices within an improving infrastructure to revive their reputation in the specialty coffee scene. Today, coffees from Nicaragua have a high level of traceability. The best known coffee-growing regions are the highlands of Jinotega and Matagalpa, and Nueva Segovia. As farmers are continuously improving their agricultural techniques, the quality of Nicaraguan coffee has been steadily increasing, suggesting great potential for the country’s future production.


CONTINENTCentral America
COFFEE REGIONSJinotega, Matagalpa, Nueva Segovia
COFFEE ALTITUDES1,000 – 1,700 masl.
VARIETIESCaturra, Bourbon, Maracaturra, Maragogype, Pacamara, Catuaí, & Catimor
COFFEE FARMSSmallholders and plantations
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