Varieties: Catura, Bourbon
Elevation: 1000 - 1600 MASL (3,300 - 5,250 ft. above sea level)
Matagalpa is the northern mountain region of Nicaragua. It's perfect for growing coffee and cacao. Coffee came to Matagalpa in the late 1800's when two (now well known) German immigrants, Ludwig Elster (from Hannover) and his wife Katharina Braun (from Schwarzwald, Germany Black Forest) brought and planted the first coffee trees in the area. Coffee agriculture attracted more than 120 European immigrants, many of whom married Matagalpan women, and many of their descendants still live in the area. Matagalpa is home to thousands of small producers, most of whom are members of one of the many regional co-ops. Most of the farms here are certified Fair Trade and Organic, including all the farms that produced this offering.