COUNTRY

Nicaragua

MUNICIPALITY

Jalapa

HARVEST

January – April

DEPARTMENT

Nueva Segovia

ALTITUDE

1,400 – 1,600 MASL

VARIETIES

Caturra

Hidden in the highlands of Northern Nicaragua, very close to the border with Honduras, there is a municipality in the department of Nueva Segovia called Jalapa. During the years of civil war and unrest in Nicaragua in the 1980s, Anibal de Jesus dedicated himself to the production of vegetables like onions and cabbage. In this business, his success was fairly moderate, and he always dreamt of growing coffee on a farm at high altitude. When peace finally arrived to Nicaragua in 1990, he thought it would be the perfect opportunity to achieve these dreams. He purchased 21 hectares of land in the highlands of the vereda “Nubarrones” and started growing his Pacamaras and Caturras. Anibal named his farm Buena Vista, which translates to “Good View” in English because the farm is located at the highest point of the vereda and it has a perfect view of Nueva Segovia. In 2013, Anibal noticed that Finca Buena Vista had great potential to produce specialty coffee due to its ideal altitude and favourable climatic conditions. In the search for better prices and to receive international recognition for his coffee, Anibal undertook the project of producing specialty coffee. Currently, he receives help on the farm from four of his eleven children, who are in charge of fertilization and taking care of the coffee trees.