Bordering the mountainous regions of Matagalpa and Jinotega lies the Las Nubes cooperative. This cooperative is managed and run by women, who all won their leadership positions through elections. We have teamed up with Gold Mountain Coffee Growers to share this coffee to you. Gold Mountain partners with the producers of Las Nubes bringing them premium prices along with technical assistance, microcredit loans, both running water and textbooks in the local school, and free computing classes for women of all ages.
Gold Mountain Coffee Growers works with the Las Nubes community to separate each lot of coffee by producer, variety, and date to effectively regulate quality. The current microlot of Las Nubes coffee we are roasting comes to us from Don Alecci.
Don Alecci's farm, Divisadero, sits at the top of a mountain ridge line in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. His small farm produces a limited supply of coffee, and we are proud to be the sole roaster of his harvest this year. Picking coffee cherries at the peak of ripeness is of the utmost importance to Alecci. He knows it results in optimal sugar content, cup complexity, and premium prices that will improve the livelihood of his family. The dedication to quality didn't stop with Alecci. His son now works with Gold Mountain Growers’ ripeness team. This team visits partner farms to ensure strict quality standards are met and that only perfectly-ripe coffee reaches your cup.