Las Diosas is an incredible all-female coffee farming cooperative made up of four smaller primary level cooperatives in Northern Nicaragua representing over 360 women. The co-op is affiliated with Fundacion Entre Mujeres (FEM), one of the most respected women's empowerment organizations in Nicaragua. FEM promotes participation in the economic and social development of rural women in the Department of Estelí, through productive projects, education, technical advice, women's health, workshops on gender awareness, which work towards the improvement of the situation of women in their area.
Las Diosas, based in the town of Esteli, not only grows coffee for export, they also produce honey, Jamaica wine and tea, and roasted coffee to sell in local markets. The women have been trained in agroecological farming practices that not only satisfy organic certification, but also go beyond to focus on the health of the soil, other plants, the water, and the entire environment in their communities. Survivors of many hardships in the past ten years including earthquakes, landslides, drought, plant disease, and hurricanes, the women of Las Diosas are fearless, resilient, and persistent in their work.
This is a true medium roast, and the roasty flavor doesn't overpower the coffee flavors, which are quite nice. We subscribe monthly and drink it every morning. Like all coffee, it is better if ground fresh. Being a relatively lighter roast, it requires more coffee per water than you might use for national and grocery brands, and there's likely higher caffeine content. When brewed strong with good water distribution, this is a very rich and fulfilling coffee. I also drink leftovers cold, and it is good cold too. Not to mentioning, supporting a Georgia small business.
Very good coffee. Very smooth and full of flavor. Wonderful company to buy from too.
My Favorite Cafe Campesino Blend for 20 Years!
This is the first blend I tried from Cafe Campesino nearly 20 years ago and I still love it. It's very smooth with a strong flavor and delicious aroma. I've tried others and have enjoyed them but the Nicaragua blend will always be at the top of my list.
Nicaragua Medium Roast
This is exactly the kind of coffee I want to wake up to in the morning. It is mild, rich and smooth. This is my first bag and I will definitely purchase again!
Our favorite for 20 years!
This single-origin coffee is our favorite! We prefer the medium-roast. The flavor varies a little year-to-year but its always good. One time I had a cup from a day old pot and it had taken on a mild chocolate flavor! Trying it again in the years after it isn't always so but I sure do remember it.