Price is Per Kg of Green Coffee
Region: Dipilto, Mozonte, San Fernando
Elevation: 1200-1500 masl.
Arabica Varietal: Caturra & Catuai
Farms: El Arbol
Producers: Claudia Lovo & Tim Willems
In the cup: Tropical, Lychee, Raspberry, Peach, Red Apple, Lactic, Thick
Bridazul does amazing work to empower farmers and producers in the Nueva Segovia Department of Nicaragua, and we are proud to be partnered with such caring people. Claudia and Tim work for the underdogs and small microlot holders in the region and offer a variety of resources, stemming from their base at Finca El Árbol. They provide a processing mill that can be used to raise coffee quality, they hire agronomists to provide information on soil care and farm maintenance, and
they encourage tutoring for producers. At their home of Finca El Árbol, they offer additional services including medical care and education to their workers and families. They also provide producers with market access, information on how
to profitably sell green beans, and guidance on harvesting and processing. These resources build long-term positive impacts for sustainable work for more communities in the Department.
Through our [Project Origin] collaboration with Bridazul, we establish relationships with producers that share our values and vision for specialty coffee. We create an environment of long-term economic sustainability for the producer, the exporter, and the roaster, and support environmental and social sustainability for the farm and local community. We do this by paying producers a total amount based on their cost of production plus a profit margin, rather than paying based on market prices. In this way producers will never need to sell their coffee at below the cost of production, which is a common problem with local and international coffee market pricing.
Producers that have worked with Bridazul and Project Origin for more than two years have reported that they are now paying their workers and their seasonal pickers more than the normal wages, in some cases 50% more, because they know they can expect a profitable sale price if they produce a consistent quality of harvested cherries.
(Info courtesy of Project Origin)