Nicaragua Los Pedernales (Natural)
Notes of strawberry yogurt, lime, blackberry
Process: Natural & Sun-dried
Elevation: 1,230 Meters
Los Encuentros is a small farm owned by Diédericks Gadea and nestled in the mountains of Northern Nicaragua, 80 Km north of the City of Jinotega. There is a deep love and culture for the countryside of Los Encuentros, an inheritance from Gadea’s family. Diédericks’ parents taught him from a very young age to produce corn and red beans on the farmland he grew up on, and he often recalls the day his grandfather gave him a cow as a gift. This cow became the first and integral piece of valuable property he saved to be able to purchase land for his farm. Los Encuentros eventually became the first farm to produce Eco Forestal coffee in the surrounding community, an environmentally-friendly system that integrates hardwood trees, fruit trees, banana plants, cover crops, and coffee. Nowadays, the area is totally reforested and some endangered species like the white-tailed deers, have returned to their woodlands.