El Diablo

We are thrilled to support Nicaraguan coffee with our first offering from this beautiful coffee producing country. 

The Natural Reserve Cerro Datanli – El Diablo is a high massif located between the cities of Matagalpa and Jinotega. It’s a magical place, with butterflies dancing around coffee bushes that cling to impossibly steep mountainsides in the shade of lush cloud forest. In total, there are around 300 owners, small and medium scale producers, who grow coffee and other products and have developed agricultural production systems adapted to agro-ecological conditions.

Its name comes from the mountains that makes up the Natural Reserve Datanlí- El Diablo, in the Cordillera Isabelia. Datanlí is an indigenous word that means “where water falls.” This region is one of the most rich and diverse ecosystems in Jinotega, a place with beautiful and impressive forests and where water sources originate from the top of the mountains and fall all the way to the farms of countless coffee growers. The water that falls from this beautiful reserve helps these producers with favorable conditions for the production of their specialty coffees.

This beautiful coffee has rich notes of bakers chocolate, aromatic baking spices and a raw sugar sweetness and is reminiscent of chocolate brownies. It is fantastic as espresso. 

Location:  Jinotega
Producer: Various Smallholders
Variety:     Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon
Altitude:   1,400 – 1,500 m.
Process:   Fully washed