Once the Nicaraguan civil war broke out in the early 90’s, Martha’s husband left her to join one of the warring sides. As the war drew closer to her land, Martha fled the farm in fear for her life.
Today, Martha’s returned to her family farm and has continued where she left off years ago. Now with her daughter Emily, and sons Norvin and Angel, she tends the 6-acre farm that’s part of the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve (BBR); the second- largest rainforest in the Western Hemisphere.
The BBR covers 22,000 square kilometers in northern Nicaragua. This lush territory is largely unexplored.
But the BBR is renowned for its premium coffee plants. And it's from small farms in Central America like these that grow the gourmet coffee you're invited to try today.
They’re a natural part of Martha and the other BBR farmers’ land. The BBR farmers’ prized coffee plants are sheltered under ancient guava trees that help seal in the rich, yet smooth flavor inside the plant’s cherries.
Martha faithfully tends these plants and nurtures every single harvest with her bare hands. She oversees the entire process to ensure the beans stay pristine and avoid any contamination.
Martha and her BBR colleague’s fairly traded farms nurture these beans that turn into the top 0.5% of coffee beans in the world.