Pineapple, Orange Zest, Sugar Cane
ProducerGloria Rivas and Hubert Aguilar
Time: 31 sec
Time: 2.30-3.00 minutes
Coffee in Nicaragua
Today, coffee remains a key Nicaraguan export, and it was a significant economic force throughout political instability in the 20th and 21st century. However, despite its status as an established origin with a coffee sector that employs more than 330,000 people, the country’s economic growth is expected to fall by 5.9% in 2021, largely as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Underneath the trees
Gloria and Hubert left most of the original forest intact and are growing the coffee under the natural canopy of liquidambar, guava and pine trees. This allows the cherries to grow more slowly and attain more sugars.