The farm grows shade-grown coffee using agroforestry and meets Rainforest Alliance standards. It provides drinking water to the community of Escaleras from protected springs in the mountainous region. The farm's terrain contributes to water production for the Yasica River basin. The forest area is vital for local flora and fauna, including black panthers, jaguars, deer, boars, coatis, guatuzas, and unique bird species. The Black Panther logo symbolizes the farm's commitment to preserving wildlife. Additionally, 35% of the farm is a forest reserve in the National Natural Reserve "El Arenal," a rare nebliselva reserve in Nicaragua.
Growers Cupping Notes
Almond, Honey and Chocolate with hints of Cardamom.
Farm owner: María Felicitas Mairena
Farm location: Natural Reserve El Arenal, Cordillera Isabelia, Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
Average altitude: 1150 meters (950-1350 m)
Botanical Varieties: Caturra, Red Catuaí, Castilla, Colombia, Marseillaise, Obata, Parainema and Salchimor.
Production area: 61 hectares
Process: Washed, Natural, Honey.
Special Title: :The coffee from the La Verona farm was selected in the list of the 20 best coffees in Nicaragua from the 2018/2019 harvest.
SEMI-FINALIST OF THE NICARAGUA CUP OF EXCELLENCE 2022
SEMI-FINALIST OF THE NICARAGUA CUP OF EXCELLENCE 2023