Gold Mountain: Nicaragua Blend

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Description

Origin Jinotega, Nicaragua
Producers Member Farmers of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers
Proc. Method

Washed

Elevation 1200-1600 masl
Varietal Red & Yellow Caturra, Red & Yellow Catuai, Bourbon, Pache
Roast Level Medium-Light
Notes Cantaloupe, Pear, Brown Sugar

 

About the Coffee

We have been working with Gold Mountain Coffee Growers since we opened in 2015! Each year, we are blown away by the incredible coffee the farmers of Nicaragua produce! Since we can't bring in every coffee, we decided to combine the coffees we felt best highlighted the taste of the Jinotega and Matagalpa regions so you can get an idea of everything the members of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers have to offer! Featuring long-time partner Maria Velasquez's Natural Process, which is like melted candy on its own, and a community lot put together by all Members of Gold Mountain, we have created a Nicaraguan Blend that satisfies every kind of coffee drinker while displaying everything we love about this Origin and Our Partners! 

Be sure to check out Maria Velasquez's Washed Process and all of our other Gold Mountain Offerings this year! 

 

C-Market Value: $1.78 / lb

Fair Trade Minimum: $1.60 / lb

We paid: $6.58 (Maria + Community)

(Maria Velasquez & Daughters Natural: $8.50 / lb + $0.28 / lb shipping)

(Gold Mountain Community Lot: $3.96 / lb + $0.28 / lb shipping)

 

About Maria Velasquez and the Finca Los Angeles

We could not be more excited to be working with Maria Velasquez & her daughters again! Maria and her all-female household and farm sort their coffee cherry by cherry until each lot is like a color swatch of deep burgundy or golden yellow! This creates quality in each cupping of the highest sweetness and juiciness! Each year, Maria invests more and more into her farm and supports her daughters in their career and academic pursuits! 

 

About Gold Mountain Coffee Growers Community Lots

A truth about coffee farming is that not every coffee will meet the incredibly high standards of Gold Mountain's Microlot grade. Member Farmers of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers realized they could bring they could come together as neighbors and fellow seekers of excellent quality coffee and blend together an incredibly nuanced cup, ensuring no coffee goes to waste and maximizing the returns on their labor and efforts. From both a business and humanistic perspective, this coffee still reaches out to make a positive impact! It speaks volumes to the combined work found at Gold Mountain that this community lot coffee was entered into a roasting competition and won a medal! 

 

About Gold Mountain Coffee Growers

In 2015, Sirius Coffee Roasters was founded, and ever since, we have worked with Gold Mountain Coffee Growers. Located in Nicaragua, the Jinotega and Matagalpa regions have quickly become staff and customer favorites when it comes to their coffee choice! Building our relationship for 7 years and counting, we were immediately drawn to Gold Mountain’s shared devotion to sustainability and excellence. 

As a direct trade farming group, Gold Mountain Coffee Growers helps connect the specialty coffee farmers of Nicaragua directly with coffee roasters, overseeing their own export and import shipping across the world. Farms are treated like fine wine vineyards to maintain cup quality and social enterprise. We are constantly floored by the amazing taste of the coffees the farmers of Gold Mountain are able to produce year after year, but Gold Mountain’s impact on their communities and environment is what keeps us as firm supporters. 

Gold Mountain offers zero to low-interest loans to farmers to achieve whatever they see fit, provides free computer classes to coffee communities to further their education, and educates farmers and cafes on the human effort it takes to make coffee a reality. Gold Mountain Coffee Growers use chickens to provide natural fertilizer, machetes instead of herbicides to control weeds, mushroom-diluted water spray to reduce the coffee-eating borer beetle, and have an incredible water recycling program that uses volcanic filters. They even bought a rainforest just to protect the natural environment and prevent deforestation at their own expense. 

All of that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the incredible work being done at Gold Mountain Coffee Growers and that is why we could not be more proud to work with them! 

 

    *Delivery options*

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