Don's Yellows Nicaragua
Region: Jinotega Department
Farm: El Diamente
Variety/Cultivar: Yellow Caturra, Yellow Catuai
-Farmers: Francisco and Blanca Nieve. Finca El Diamente grows multiple varieties that become lots like “The Reds’’ or “The Yellows” offering more specific origin based profiles.
-Part of the land is left as forest to protect natural water source. Harvest is later in the growing season due to high altitude and cloud cover requiring transport to lower valley for drying. The road to and from the farm is very steep.
-Many infrastructure improvement/investments; truck repair, worker housing, solar power, processing equipment and farm expansion. Relationship with importer, Gold Mountain allows for quality based premiums in addition to loans.