Nicaragua Segovia

Thursday, May 5th, 2011No Comments

NIC_600

We are excited to release our newest single origin from Sabor de Segovia in Nicaragua. This certified organic coffee comes to us from PRODECOOP (Promotora de Desarollo Co-operativo de la Segovias) – a co-operative in the Nueva Segovia region of northern Nicaragua. PRODECOOP includes more than 40 small farms with over 2,300 members. This co-operative was created in 1993 to protect the rights of farmer families in the region.

This sustainably farmed coffee uses native trees for shade and is environmentally-friendly by implementing organic farming methods. From farm to market, PRODECOOP supports many social and quality control programs, including:
* A scholarship program that has provided dozens of scholarships to members’ children so that they can attend primary and secondary school. PRODECOOP has also been able to provide books and backpacks for over 2,000 students.
* An organic production program aimed at improving the quality of coffee through environmentally-friendly production techniques.
* Women’s participation. Membership includes 504 women with several women in senior management, including the CEO.
* The purchase of a dry mill, establishment of 13 maintenance facilities for depulping machines, and three storage facilities for its coffee.
* A revolving fund for building and improving members’ houses.

PRODECOOP also has a quality control center and cupping lab to provide and maintain high quality coffees. The co-operative remains committed to producing coffee of the highest quality. Members have participated in the Nicaraguan coffee cupping competition, “The Cup of Excellence,” in which the cooperative was awarded first place and three of the top ten quality awards.

Buy this coffee now
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Kelowna British Columbia’s Cherry Hill Coffee has been roasting organic coffee in the Okanagan for 25 years


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