Virtual Origin Trip Day 2: Ivania Calderon and Finca Alborada


Day 2 of the GFE Virtual Origin Trip brings us to Ivania Calderon’s farm, Finca Alborada, which is nestled in the mountains near the town of Wiwili de Jinotega, Nicaragua.

Ivania is a vocal advocate for women in coffee and continues to amplify the stories of generations of women who work hard to maintain quality and integrity in their product. She has also started her own roasted coffee brand for the local market: Café Alborada. #familybusiness #womanowned

Read the rest of Ivania’s incredible story here.

If this virtual stop on the farm inspired you, try Ivania’s coffee here.

Tune in tomorrow when the GFE team visits PRODECOOP, a Nicaraguan coffee cooperative! #GFEVirtualOriginTrip

Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1: The traveling team will arrive in Nicaragua and will visit Tio Antonio in Managua.

  • Day 2: Our first official stop will be Café Alborada, the farm of GFE farmer Ivania Calderón.

  • Day 3: To get a more complete picture of how coffee is graded and sold, the team will spend some time with the Prodecoop coffee cooperative.

  • Day 4: On to another coffee farm! This time, the team will spend the day with Alexa Marin at her farm, Finca San Antonio.

  • Day 5: We'll get a chance to see the roasting process come to life at Vega Coffee's Esteli roasting facility.

  • Day 6: Back to Managua and adios to Nica!

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