Certified Organic and Fair Trade. This is one of those lesser known coffees that often surprises with its wonderful aroma and rich taste. In the highlands of Nicaragua, the fertile rich soils and temperate climates are ideal for producing high quality gourmet coffee. The coffee is grown at approx. 1200 to 1400 meters above sea level in the Matagalpa region. The coffee trees are mostly of the older Bourbon variety with some Caturra and a small amount of Catuai. The coffee is certified organic, shade grown by OCIA Iinternational (The Organic Crop Improvement Association). The complex aroma, medium body, slight wineyness and clean finish are unique characteristics that only a great Nicaraguan coffee can offer. Recommended roast: medium to Full City or French.