Nicaragua – Jinotega

(5 customer reviews)


The Collector

Light – City


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What’s the best way to support coffee producers?  This is exactly the question Juan de Dios Castillo (the family’s agronomist) and his 4 siblings were looking to answer when they created J&M Family Coffee, a privately owned export company named after their parents Juan and Miriam (J&M).  Their first goal was to sell their parents’ coffee directly to international buyers.  It was a way to honor their parents who started cultivating coffee during their childhood with the income from the first family tailoring business in the town of Jinotega.

With this first goal completed, Juan de Dios Castillo decided to take the next step and start his own farm called El Pastoral, which has 150 acres of coffee production.  Cherries from Finca Pastoral are selected for more specialized processing rather than the more common washed processing.  This honey processed lot is a stunning example of the skill and commitment Juan de Dios has invested in the family business.

During the harvest, the coffee cherries are carefully harvested, sorted, and depulped.  Then the remaining seed covered in mucilage is transported to the dry-mill where the weather conditions are more stable for evenly drying coffee.  After drying is completed, the coffee is stored and later prepared for export at the same dry-mill.  This is a truly integrated model, in which J&M Family Coffee ensures quality control and traceability from farm to export.


Region: Farm located in the municipality of Jinotega within the department of Jinotega, Nicaragua
Altitude: 1100 – 1460 MASL
Harvest: December – March

Juan de Dios Castillo Aruaz (J&M Family Coffee, S.A.) | Finca El Pastoral

Catuai, Parainema

Honey processed, depulped and immediately dried on raised screens in the sun

Organically grown

FLAVOR Honey, lemon, cherry, graham cracker
BODY Medium

Light – City

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5 reviews for Nicaragua – Jinotega

  1. keith.a.schaal (verified owner)

    We loved this coffee. It had intense flavor without being bitter.

  2. Vinh Le (verified owner)

    Please please make this into a subscription coffee as I would be your first customer 🙂 buying it bi-monthly 🙂 i love this coffee it’s light roast and fruity taste brings me to so many beautiful places 🙂

  3. Nicholas Brown (verified owner)

    I mean it’s blueberry. Blueberry, so hot right now!

    Modest just continues to knock it right out of the park. If you’re a mild coffee fan buy 2. You’ll thank yourself later!

    Thanks for the abundant trips to flavor country!

  4. Evan MacDonald (verified owner)

    Wow. Just wow. Almost punches you in the face with blueberry and plum flavors.

  5. defmut (verified owner)

    One of the only coffees I like smelling more than drinking.

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