Nicaragua - Guadelupe and the Giant Peach Microlot

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Gold Mountain Coffee Growers, LLC, is a social enterprise that, in addition to its own farm (Finca Idealista), works directly with coffee producers, including Guadalupe, to connect them with roasters abroad. It obtains higher prices for producers while carrying out sustainable development projects in communities, including free computing classes for girls, medical assistance such as an operation for a young girl so she could walk for the first time, microcredit, running water in schools, books in schools, and educational supplies.

Doña Guadalupe's coffee is noted for its sweet peach cupping notes, likely a result of her unique combination of 70% red catuai and 30% yellow catuai. In fact, we named her first microlot "Guadalupe & the Giant Peach" because the peach note was so predominant, especially as her coffee cools. Guadalupe's farm is called Guabajey, a combination of the names of her family members. The farm is new, and Guadalupe is building a wet mill. Her husband helps, but there is no question that she is in charge of the farm, harvest and workers (with guidance from our ripeness team).

Guadalupe planted citrus trees, including oranges and grapefruit, on her farm for her family and visitors to enjoy. With help from Gold Mountain Coffee Growers the farm has expanded, and Guadalupe is in the process of building more drying infrastructure (raised beds) and improving the road to the farm (her family's truck flipped over where the road was inclined sideways). She plans to be in coffee for years to come and to leave the farm to her children when she gets older, but she is still young and has many harvests ahead of her!