Finca El Árbol
Producer / Claudia Lovo
Region / Dipilto
Altitude / 1200-1500
In 2016 producer Claudia Lovo teamed up with Saša and other coffee professionals to create a farm that is self-sustaining. This farm previously produced only commodity coffee and was financially unsustainable, so they implemented a model that valued soil, workers, and cup quality equally.
Finca El Árbol, meaning ‘The Tree’, is working towards increased biodiversity and becoming completely organic by 2025. They home beehives and livestock, grow vegetables to feed the workers and create their own organic compost to nourish the soil. They have upgraded their workers’ accommodation and provide meals for pickers, health care, dental care and education.
On the coffee front, El Árbol’s processing methods are particularly exciting because they are done on a wide range of varieties including marsellesa, pacamara, maracaturra, catuai, bourbon and caturra.
Prepare to enjoy 5 years of hard work, finally ready to be showcased.
San José Farm
Producer / Eudoro Guillen
Region / Dipilto, Nuevo Segovia
Altitude / 1250-1350m
Nestled near the Nicaragua and Honduras border lies a collection of three farms, including fincas El Recuerdo and San José, managed and cared for by Eudoro Guillen and Norma Flores, his wife. A second-generation producer, Eudoro took over the coffee production business after the unfortunate passing of his father, who initially purchased the farms back in 1965 and planted primarily the caturra variety.
With the help of his wife Norma Flores and his mother Doña Silvia, Eudoro invests in new production techniques that aim to increase the quality of his coffee with every harvest. It is this desire and motivation to improve quality and innovation that connected him to Bridazul and Project Origin, a connection that led to the creation of some very special coffees using the Carbonic Maceration techniques. Those coffees are here, ready for you to experience.