Our FarmERs & Farms
Each of our coffees are sourced by GFE directly from one of the farmers below. Not only do we love to share their specialty grade coffee, but more importantly, we love to share their story.
Ivania Calderón’s farm is located in Wiwili de Jinotega. Ivania is part of the coop La Providencia. Her beautiful and remote farm, named Finca Alborada (1100 masl), is approximately 12 manzanas (20.7 acres) and located on Kilambé Mountain, which provides the perfect weather to grow high-quality coffee. El Alboroto means “the fuss.” The origin of the name is unknown, but as the story goes, it was given to the farm because of all of the commotion from a variety of farm animals and the family gatherings. When locals are asked of the whereabouts of her farm, people respond, “Just follow the noise, ‘the fuss’ is that way!”
Ivania is entering her third year in the GFE program.
Finca Alborada Coffee (Washed Process, Grown Organically) - Cherry and nutty notes introduce a lightly acidic cup with a bright and smooth finish
Finca El Oasis
Ramona Diaz' farm is located in San Juan del Rio Coco. She both an excellent coffee farmer and the gender representative at her coop, which is part of PRODECOOP, a large coffee cooperative located in Esteli, Nicaragua. She has a 2.5 manzana (4.25 acre) coffee farm, Finca El Oasis (1280 masl), that she runs with her husband and 4 children. Ramona comes from a family who has worked and loved coffee for generations, and she is passing that love and experience to her husband, who had never worked in coffee before they met.
Ramona’s pride and joy is in the hard work that she has invested into her farm, and the quality of her coffee absolutely reflects that hard work. A significant portion of Ramona’s motivation comes from her family. As a third generation coffee farmer, she obviously sees coffee in her family’s future, and she also believes that the farm is “key to [her] children’s education.”
Ramona is entering her third year in the GFE program.
Finca El Oasis Coffee (Washed Process, Grown Organically) - Dark chocolate and vanilla notes introduce a full-bodied cup with a dense, long-lasting finish
Finca San Antonio
Alexa Marin’s farm, Finca San Antonio, is located in the Cordillera de Dipilto mountain range north of the town of Dipilto at 1280 masl. Alexa is part of the Ramon Sevilla cooperative. On the steep and forested slopes of her farm, Alexa grows 4 manzanas (6.9 acres) of a popularly grown Central America coffee variety called Caturra. With the help of her two sons and some of her neighbors, Alexa carefully curates and maintains her beautiful farm.
Alexa’s family history is deeply rooted in this region of Nicaragua and she has owned Finca San Antonio for more than 2 years. She sees her work on the farm as an opportunity to support her sons' education and provide for her family. She is constantly looking for ways to invest in her farm and encourage her sons to stay working in coffee just as her mother did for her.
Alexa is entering her second year in the GFE program.
Finca San Antonio Coffee (Washed Process) - Cacao and honey notes introduce a bright cup with a bold body