Just Arrived: Nicaragua Direct Trade™ El Quetzal and El Paraiso!

The moment has finally come: Direct Trade Nicaragua arrived in our warehouse!  After carefully scouting the globe for our next Project Direct™ coffee, the coffee from Nicaragua’s pristine Matagalpas region stood out from the crowd.  Our producer, Roberto Bendana, has sent us two different lots from his farm: El Quetzal and El Paraiso, and both are cupping great here at CBI.  Roberto’s passionate investments in both his coffee and his community are what initially attracted us to working with him, and he has produced some outstanding coffees that come at a fair price for both himself and his workers.  We are really proud to be working with Roberto and support his efforts in improving the coffee economy in his home country of Nicaragua.  Roberto already provides his workers with clean living quarters, private bathrooms, and potable drinking water.  He is also an innovate force in developing new and more sustainable agricultural practices to ensure the continuing health of his region’s ecosystems.  The coffees from El Quetzal and El Paraiso have a bright acidity and creamy body, as well as floral, raspberry, and caramel notes.  We are all excited here about welcoming the second coffee into our Project Direct™ lineup.  To learn more about Project Direct™ visit www.projectdirectcoffee.com.


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