Medium roast: "Chocolate, spiced apple, nutty"
Divine Inspiration is a coffee produced by the community of Las Nubes ("The Clouds"), on the border of the department (state) borders of Matagalpa & Jinotega. The 2017 harvest marks the second year we've featured coffee from this community.
Gold Mountain Coffee Growers is a direct trade social enterprise that connects farmers of high-cupping specialty coffee with coffee roasters. They have their own coffee farm (Finca Idealista) in Nicaragua and export coffee themselves to their North American warehouse.
Gold Mountain treats their own farm and partner producers’ farms like fine wine vineyards to maintain a thriving social enterprise and ensure the highest cup quality. They employ a ripeness team during harvest season, equipped with refractometers and special ripeness wristbands, supervising pickers’ baskets for maximum ripeness of coffee cherries. The result is excellent-cupping coffee.
Gold Mountain partner farmers receive microcredit and larger loans as well as technical assistance. With this empowerment they increase yields, expand their farms, invest in processing equipment, and provide for their families. They work with communities on projects including running water and libraries in schools and electricity in homes. They recently bought a section of rainforest adjacent to their own farm to protect endangered species there. These and more projects are sustained through excellent-cupping specialty coffee.