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Finca Los Altiplanos: from anonymity to legacy

Finca Los Altiplanos: from anonymity to legacy

Nestled in the lush mountains of Matagalpa in northern Nicaragua, the remarkable story of Farm Los Altiplanos began a century ago. Three generations later, Ricardo Cuadra and his wife continued the legacy of the coffee tradition, elevating it to new heights. Their story is not just about coffee; it's about resilience, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to quality, sustainability, and community.

At Nicavio, we've had the privilege of witnessing the extraordinary journey of the Altiplanos Farm. Together, we've forged a partnership that has allowed them to improve all their processes incorporating best-quality practices to harvest exceptional coffee all while making important progress in their farm management and conservation efforts.

Don Ricardo shared “Nicavio has brought us out of anonymity, providing not only a broader platform to showcase our coffee but also demonstrating care for its journey to the consumer. Their expertise as coffee producers and the traceability system they have developed at the mill has allowed us to receive real-time information and advice about our coffee's yield, enabling us to make informed decisions during the harvest season”.


The taste of high-quality coffee

Regarding coffee quality, they have meticulously managed the nutrition of the plants and implemented eco-friendly methods for pest control. Through close collaboration with Nicavio, Ricardo's team has perfected the art of selecting the finest beans and ensuring top-notch quality control, resulting in a captivating coffee experience for connoisseurs around the globe.

Jacinto Zamora, Our Quality Control Expert, highly recommends their coffee. “This Parainema variety coffee offers sweetness with honey and citrus notes, making it a standout choice” Jacinto explains [read the full story of Jacinto’s expertise to find our finest brews here]. This year, we are pleased to offer their coffee in various forms, including green coffee, roasted coffee, and private labeling options.

“The quality of the coffee has become fundamental for us. Which is something we have developed alongside Nicavio through their quality laboratory. I´m thrilled to work with them because I have learned a lot about my coffee and its value through their feedback on quality”, explains the owner of Finca Los Altiplanos.


Beyond the Beans: a commitment to nature and community

Their conservation efforts are also an important part of how they manage their business. With nearly 30 hectares of forests, the couple is dedicated to conserving all the farm's natural resources including natural pools and rivers, as well as the animals and plants unique to the region.

The success of the coffee from Los Altiplanos Farm has also allowed them to grow and create more jobs, becoming a beacon of progress in their community. This has been their purpose since the beginning.  Don Ricardo beautifully sums up his passion for coffee, stating, "Coffee means a lot to me—it's a way of life, a commitment to the environment, and a social responsibility to our workers. I am proud to be part of the coffee world and continue the mission of producing quality coffee for the world."


Our shared journey

From tailored technical assistance to access to our proprietary traceability system, Nicavio has provided tools and resources to continue empowering Los Altiplanos to cultivate exceptional coffee. Each cup of Los Altiplanos coffee embodies meticulous craftsmanship and commitment— Together, we look forward to continuing this journey of excellence and sustainability, ensuring that each cup of Los Altiplanos coffee embodies the passion and dedication of its creators.




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