Daniel Canales was the first grower to ever win the top prize at the Cup of Excellence competition with an organic coffee back in 2004. His family's dual commitments to quality and organic farming haven't wavered, and today are carried on by his three boys, Milton, Norman, and Donal, the third generation of coffee growers at Los Delirios. This organic Pacamara varietal lot is the product of a father-and-son collaboration between Daniel and Milton.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Nicaragua
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar
  • Variety Pacamara

The details

  • Country Nicaragua
  • Producer Daniel and Milton Canales
  • Region Pueblo Nuevo, Estelí
  • Elevation Range 1300-1450 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method raised bed shade-dried
  • Harvest Nov 2021-Feb 2022
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2004
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Origin Story

Nicaragua Los Delirios Pacamara

Nicaragua's coffee sector may sit in the long shadows cast by its storied neighbors, but there is a growing number of coffee farmers in Nicaragua. 

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