A trip to origin: Nicaragua 2013

In Early February, 12 Thanksgiving Coffee staff, partners and friends traveled to Nicaragua to meet farmers and cooperatives, start new sustainability projects and select the best coffees for 2013.

We visited the cooperatives and farmers that we buy coffee from, picked coffee on a small farm, tried our hands at turning coffee on the drying patios, learned about many exciting sustainability projects and cupped some excellent coffees. In every encounter with our partners in Nicaragua, we participated in heartening conversations about coffee and sustainability, built and strengthened relationships, learned a tremendous amount about coffee and ourselves, and saw a glimpse of the future of coffee.

Each of us is looking forward to the next opportunity we have to connect with our friends in Nicaragua, and to sharing our stories here at home over an excellent cup of Nicaraguan coffee. As our partners at Six Degrees Coffee say, “Coffee Connects Us.” After this year’s trip to Nicaragua, we feel even more deeply connected to the people and places where our coffees are sourced from.
—> See more photos from our trip.

Many of our blends include beans from Nicaragua…here are a few that feature 90% or more Nicaraguan coffee:

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    Francesca Nugnes

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    Hi, I am going to Managua for 3 months starting end of april 2013 to prepare a market study about sustainable coffee; the study is addressed to socially oriented financial institutions. Our aim is to increase access to finance for coffee cooperatives. the project i will work on is in cooperation between a nicaraguan NGO (centro de exportaciones e inversiones) and a canadian NGO (Fast International). The CEI will provide the contacts with local cooperatives but i will be happy if you can suggest me any of your cooperatives that could help us enreaching our study. My purpose is to identify all possible elements that reduce the financial risk of investing in coffee cooperatives and hence persuade alternative financial institutions to grant credit to coffee cooperatives. All suggestions and comments are extremely welcome.
    regards francesca.nugnes@fastinternational.org

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