This coffee has been has been a long-term relationship for us with our friends at Gold Mountain Coffee Growers, a Washington DC and Nicaragua-based coffee grower and importer. Don Isidro and his family run a bio-diverse farm with very fertile soil at a high altitude – perfect for a cool microclimate that yields nutrition-dense coffee berries. The beans are hand-picked at peak ripeness and meticulously sorted for any imperfections. The result is a cup that shines with cherry, red wine, and jasmine flavors with a clean and bright finish.
Gold Mountain Coffee Growers is a social enterprise that, in addition to its own farm (Finca Idealista),
works directly with coffee producers in Nicaragua, including Isidro, to connect them with roasters
abroad. GMCG is on the ground, all the time, teaming up with producers willing to take the steps
necessary (and whose altitude and soil conditions allow them) to produce high-cupping specialty coffee.
We literally stand on every partner farm during picking to ensure ripeness with refractometers and
ripeness bracelets. GMCG also carries out sustainable development projects in communities, such as
free computing classes for girls from coffee communities, medical assistance, microcredit, running water
in schools, and educational supplies.