Finca El Chilamate – Aug 2020
Nestled in hills of the Volcan region of Quibuto, Nicaragua, Finca El Chilamate is a dreamscape of coffeelands passed down over generations.
Named for the chilamate tree standing at the center of its flora and fauna, the farm produces delicious organic coffee imbued with the magic of its surroundings. Nubia Isabel Vilchez, member of the Zacarias Padilla Romero Cooperative, is the mind behind the magic. Her knack for business and incredible green thumb have brought the farm to flourish, and contributed to greater food security for her family during the economic blow of the pandemic.
Never one to take all the credit, she gives thanks to her community for the inspiration to keep innovating and craft the best specialty coffee. And to the Vega family for supporting her hard work and delighting in her cooperative’s one-of-a-kind coffee.
We hope your joy matches Nubia’s as you sip this month’s coffee, grown in the spirit of love and ingenuity.
Tasting Notes: cinnamon, mandarin, cacao
Altitude: 3,000-4,260 ft. above sea level
Varietals: catimor, catuaí, parainema, marsellesa
Region: Quibuto, Nicaragua