The story behind
In 2012, Claudia Vanessa Rivera founded La Virgen with her husband with a vision of bettering the environment and local community. They produce high quality coffee with responsible practices on their 40-hectare farm and generate wealth not only for their own plantation but for the workers and the surrounding community.
The farm is in Las Nubes community of Jinotega in Northern Nicaragua at an altitude of 1,270 meters. In addition to Caturra and Catuai, they have small experimental microlots planted with java, pacamara, maracaturra, maragogype, and gesha varieties. They manage every aspect of production with their own wet and dry mill for microlots, and have extremely exacting standards for quality, inspecting and performing quality control at every point. This has helped them grow from producing only 53 bags their first year to now producing 575 bags per year.
This lot, named Madrono for the national tree of Nicaragua, is 100% Catuai and was selected from the many day-lots they evaluate throughout the season as being exceptional. They named it for the national tree to celebrate their national culture and because the sweet fragrance, green apple and citrus acidity and heavy body reminded them of the aromatic small flowers produced from the Madrono tree.Request a Quote or Sample