Coffee's Role in Nicaragua
Nicaragua is famously known as the “land of lakes and volcanoes”. Located in the heart of Central America, this country has it all: amazing coastal plains, majestic mountains, and an impressive amount of water—which includes the largest body of fresh water in the region.
It’s believed that coffee first came to Nicaragua in the 1800s, and since then has become the country’s most important crop. Its economic, social, and environmental impact has been incremental, and over 40,000 families are involved in some aspect of coffee production—a proud tradition that has been passed along for generations now.
Explore Nicaragua specialty green coffee beans from Mercon Specialty and be part of discovering the story and impact behind our coffee.
Regions & Cup Profile
October – March
2.3 million bags
Bourbon, Caturra, Pacamara, Maragogype, Maracaturra, Catuai and Catimor
Jinotega, Matagalpa, Nueva Segovia, Madriz