This new coffee represents a long-term relationship for us with our friends at Gold Mountain Coffee Growers, a Washington DC and Nicaragua-based coffee grower and importer. Mario & Angelica’s farm is called “The Miracles” (Los Milagros) because it helps their family earn a living. They not only grow coffee but also cabbage, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, and more. A walk through their farm helps you understand why it’s called The Miracles—because it produces wonders of vegetables and coffee. In fact, they are transitioning away from vegetables and toward greater coffee production. Their kids are
Elmer Leandro and Yader Antonio. When asked why they’re converting to coffee from vegetable production, they responded that coffee farming is better for the land. In the cup, we get creamy butterscotch and caramelized citrus. This is a great coffee to drink all day long!
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.