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Nicaragua

We now have two sources of Nicaraguan coffee! El Recreo is a longtime partner and producer of excellently rich, chocolatey Arabicas; Mercedes Farm joined us in the Spring of 2016 with their fruity, aromatic Catimor.

Mercedes Farm

Mercedes Farm is located at an elevation of ~3600 feet, in Peñas Blancas within the Isabelia Range, a protected forest area. Lushly green forests surround the coffee trees, and large hardwood trees provide shade and animal habitat throughout the farm. Several beautiful streams flow through the farm and provide natural irrigation, helping to contribute to the plump sweetness of the juicy-ripe beans.

In 2015-2016, the dreaded Coffee Rust (La Rolla) devastated all their coffee trees... except for the Catimor trees, an heirloom variety resistant to the Rust. Catimor had been long overlooked, since the big coffee consortiums aren't interested in buying anything except basic Arabica, but it's an integral part of local coffee cuisine both in Nicaragua and Vietnam. We are so glad farmer Lorena came to us with her Catimor--it is amazing! Help us support this heirloom variety of coffee and together we'll help Lorena rebuild her farm.

El Recreo Estate Farm

El Recreo Estate farm is located in a region known as 'The Coffee Triangle', at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level. Nicaragua’s northern region is the most fertile in the country, with volcanic soil and luxurious rainforests.

World-class coffee: El Recreo placed in the top 10 in the Rainforest Alliance Cupping Quality contest. We receive the beans unroasted and roast them fresh locally.

Environmentally and socially conscious: El Recreo supports local adult technical education and provides a children's school and a health center to its workers. 30 families live on the estate and receive medical care from the health center's doctors and nurses, as well as nutritional and work safety education. The estate is Rainforest Alliance certified, and the coffee is grown under the shade of indigenous hardwood trees.

El Recreo farmhouse Baby Arabica seedlings at El Recreo farm in Nicaragua El Recreo Nicaraguan coffee cherries

  • Glass-Packed Master Roast: Catimor Limoncello ##for 13 oz, fresh-packed in sturdy glass jar##

    Glass-Packed Master Roast: Catimor Limoncello

    $16.00

    New packaging technique for ultimate freshness, better than vacuum pack! Our Nicaraguan Catimor in our precisely calibrated Limoncello roast has all the citrusy brightness light roast fans love, with none of the trade-offs... Learn more


  • Mocharagua Chocolatey Coffee ##for 8oz##

    Mocharagua

    $8.25

    Look, we love chocolate, okay? We're not ashamed to admit it. And we know a lot of you guys agree with us: coffee is good, but chocolatey coffee is even better! Hence the Mocharagua coffee. It's mostly Nicaraguan Arabica,... Learn more


  • Mocharagua Half-Caff Blend

    Mocharagua Half-Caff

    $8.95

    Look, we love chocolate, okay? We're not ashamed to admit it. And we know a lot of you guys agree with us: coffee is good, but chocolatey coffee is even better! Hence the Mocharagua coffee. It's mostly Nicaraguan Arabica,... Learn more


  • Nicaragua Matagalpa Catimore Arabica ##for 8oz##

    Nicaragua Catimor (Matagalpa Region Arabica)

    $8.95

    A totally new type of coffee! Catimor is the "fourth bean" that gives Trung Nguyen's Creative Four its unparalleled complexity. In Vietnam, Catimor is rarely given center stage, though. In Nicaragua, on the other hand,... Learn more


  • Nicaragua El Recreo™ Jinotega Caturra ##for 8oz##

    Nicaragua El Recreo Jinotega

    $7.95

    With a classic Central American profile, this coffee is very fragrant, lightly fruity, and has distinct buttery-sugar scent like a sweet roll. Perfect after dinner or for serving to guests. Served with ice and creamer, this... Learn more


  • Nicaragua El Recreo™ Jinotega Caturra ##for 8oz##

    Nicaragua El Recreo™ Jinotega SWP DeCaf

    $8.95

    This is the Swiss Water Process version (all natural, no chemicals or solvents used!) of the popular El Recreo Jinotega Caturra. We invite people to pick out the decaf coffee from several choices in blind tastes tests... Learn more


  • Nicaragua Half-Caff coffee ##for 8oz##

    Nicaragua El Recreo Jinotega Half-Caff

    $8.95

    So rich and flavorful, your guests will never guess it's low in caffeine! This is a blend of El Recreo's regular coffee and their Swiss Water Process decaf. Swiss Water Process (SWP) is the most effective, all-natural... Learn more


  • Brewable Coffee Fruit (cascara) ##for 4 ounces. Buy 2 pay only $13!##

    Brewable Coffee Fruit (Cascara)

    $7.50

    A superfood King, sun-dried coffee cherries (cascara) have 8x the antioxidants of blueberries, and more health-giving properties than acai and pomegranate. They also make a delicious tea (hot or iced), fabulous latte, and... Learn more


  • Cascara Coffee Fruit Syrup ##for 5oz - or get 750ml for only $26!##

    Coffee Fruit (Cascara) Syrup

    $7.50

    A superfood King, sun-dried coffee cherries (cascara) have 8x the antioxidants of blueberries, and more health-giving properties than acai and pomegranate. They also make a delicious tea (hot or iced), fabulous latte, and... Learn more


  • Cascara Fresh Cups for Kuerig-compatible machines

    Brewable Coffee Fruit (Cascara) in Fresh Cups - 10 pack

    $13.50 $12.75

    A superfood King, sun-dried coffee cherries (cascara) have 8x the antioxidants of blueberries, and more health-giving properties than acai and pomegranate. They also make a delicious tea (hot or iced), fabulous latte, and... Learn more


  • Mocharagua Chocolatey Coffee ##for 1lb (larger sizes available)##

    Mocharagua, green unroasted, premixed

    $9.25

    Look, we love chocolate, okay? We're not ashamed to admit it. And we know a lot of you guys agree with us: coffee is good, but chocolatey coffee is even better! Hence the Mocharagua coffee. It's mostly Nicaraguan Arabica,... Learn more


  • Nicaragua El Recreo™ Jinotega Caturra SWP DeCaf ##for 1lb (larger sizes available)##

    Nicaragua El Recreo Jinotega Half-Caff, green unroasted

    $9.95

    So rich and flavorful, your guests will never guess it's low in caffeine! This is a blend of El Recreo's regular coffee and their Swiss Water Process decaf. Swiss Water Process (SWP) is the most effective, all-natural... Learn more


  • Nicaragua El Recreo™ Jinotega Caturra SWP DeCaf ##for 1lb (larger sizes available)##

    Nicaragua El Recreo™ Jinotega SWP DeCaf, green unroasted

    $10.95

    With a classic Central American profile, this coffee is very fragrant, lightly fruity, and has distinct buttery-sugar scent like a sweet roll. Perfect after dinner or for serving to guests. Develops chocolate tones in... Learn more



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