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El Diablo

10 small-scale producers
HISTORY

The Natural Reserve Cerro Datanli – El Diablo is a high massif located between the cities of Matagalpa and Jinotega. It’s a magical place, where birds and butterflies dance around the coffee trees that cling to impossibly steep mountainsides in the shade of the lush cloud forest. In total, there are around 10 small and medium scale producers, who grow coffee as well as other crops. They have developed ecient agricultural production systems, well adapted to the agro-ecological conditions.

The name of this coffee comes from the mountain range that forms part of the nature reserve Datanlí – El Diablo, in the Isabelia mountain range. Datanlí is an indigenous word that means “where water falls.” This region is one of the richest and most diverse ecosystems in Jinotega, a place with beautiful and impressive forests, where the water sources originate at the top of the mountains and flow all the way down to the farms of countless coffee growers below. The water that flows from this beautiful reserve helps these producers, combined with favourable climatic conditions and much hard work, with the production of their specialty coffees.

Farm Varieties
Location
Country

Nicaragua

Municipality

Jinotega

Department

Jinotega

Elevation

1,100 – 1,500 MASL

Technical info
Harvest

December – March

Processing Method

Traditional fully washed in micro-mills at each farm and fermented in cement tanks for 14-24 hours.

Shade

Guaba, Bucaro, Musaseas.

Drying Method

Dried on shaded raised beds at our beneficio in La Concordia.