Nicaragua SHG Jinotega Dark Roast
This is our dark roasted Nicaraguan coffee bean, for those that prefer a richer, more intense flavour.
Expect chocolate, a sweet aroma, citrus tones, honeyed, bright medium acidity and a well rounded cup.
The Nicaraguan coffee bean "SHG Jinotega" comes from the mountainous northwest region of Nicaragua. It is Strictly High Grown, meaning that it was grown at high altitudes, which allows the fruit to develop slower, resulting in a denser high quality coffee bean. In addition, it is EP or European Preparation - a further sorting of the green coffee before it is exported, so only the finest green beans are bagged and exported. These Nicaraguan coffee beans are harvested and exported from Asociacion Aldea Global.
Aldea Global began in 1992 with 22 farmers. Today, the Association assists over 1000 families, most of which are Chorotega Indigenous Communities. Aldea Global offers organic speciality coffees, which have provided the association with small farm loans, women's solidarity groups and the ability to produce other agriculture products such as fresh produce and beans. The association promotes sustainable management of natural resources, rural health clinics, installation of potable water filters and integrated pest management programs. The Association of small farmers facilitates the growth of profitable and sustainable businesses, promoting efficient commercialisation and alternative credit services. Aldea Global helps farmers stay in harmony with their environment, while producing a profitable product for the marketplace.