Farms and Farmers

Ivania Calderón | Finca Alborada

Ivania Calderón’s farm is located in Wiwili de Jinotega. Ivania is part of the coop La Providencia. Her beautiful and remote farm, named Finca Alborada (1250 masl), is approximately 30 manzanas (51 acres) and located on Kilambé Mountain, which provides the perfect weather to grow high-quality coffee. El Alboroto means “the fuss.” The origin of the name is unknown, but as the story goes, it was given to the farm because of all of the commotion from a variety of farm animals and the family gatherings. When locals are asked of the whereabouts of her farm, people respond, “Just follow the noise, ‘the fuss’ is that way!”

Finca Alborada (Washed Process) - Dark chocolate and cherry notes introduce a lightly acidic cup with a bright and smooth finish (84+)

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Ramona Diaz | Finca El Oasis

Ramona Diaz' farm is located in San Juan del Rio Coco. She both an excellent coffee farmer and the gender representative at her coop, which is part of PRODECOOP, a large coffee cooperative located in Esteli, Nicaragua. She has a 2.5 manzana (4.25 acre) coffee farm, Finca El Oasis (1250 masl), that she runs with her husband and 4 children. Ramona comes from a family who has worked and loved coffee for generations, and she is passing that love and experience to her husband, who had never worked in coffee before they met.  

Ramona’s pride and joy is in the hard work that she has invested into her farm, and the quality of her coffee absolutely reflects that hard work. A significant portion of Ramona’s motivation comes from her family. As a third generation coffee farmer, she obviously sees coffee in her family’s future, and she also believes that the farm is “key to [her] children’s education.”

Finca El Oasis Coffee (Washed Process) - Cacao and nutty notes introduce a full-bodied cup with a dense, long-lasting finish (83+)

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Corrales Family | Finca Los Pinos

Byron Corrales (left) and Sara Corrales (center)

The Corrales Family has been advocates and ambassadors for sustainable agricultural practices throughout Central and South America since the 1980s. The family's organic coffee farm, Finca Los Pinos (1450 masl), is located in the Arenal Nature Reserve in Matagalpa. In the family for three generations, Byron Corrales (pictured on the left), is known internationally for his Maracaturra coffee. Byron's daughter, Sara Corrales (pictured in the center), is active with GFE working closely with Ivania and Ramona as a translator and consultant in Nicaragua. She is an integral part of contract negotiations, exporting logistics, and marketing with her family's coffees.

Finca Los Pinos Coffee (Natural Process) - Milk chocolate and caramel notes introduce a well-balanced cup with a clean finish (86+)

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