22 Small Farmers started Aldea Global in 1992. Aldea Global is a Nicaraguan farmer association assisting more than 1,300 farm families, most of them belonging to the Chorotega Indigenous Community. Their vision is to become one of the countries leading and most renowned organisations for assisting small growers and their communities.
With most communities growing coffee in excess of 1200m and upwards of 1800m, coffee is shade grown, sundried and typically score in excess of 84 points.
Aldea Global continues growing and investing on different programs for their members: promoting the use of technology at farm levels: development of Apps for providing massive technical support on different Agricultural products (Aldea Movil); e-commerce App for agricultural inputs (AldeaZon), internal audits for certification standards compliance (Aldea Cert); real-time analysis using AgroCares Soil Scanner, fertilizers and supplies according to the soil and crop requirements; as well as microfinancing services and social programs during the whole year.
For 21/22 they operated 59 community receiving stations and 9 branch offices, including our new office in Jalapa, Nueva Segovia. Up today Aldea reached a total of 17,253 members, of which 5,126 are women and 4,928 are smallholder coffee farmers. They have delivered many containers of specialty and certified coffees, expecting to reach around 440 lots (up from 370+ in 20/21).
In the meantime, building continues of a new milling facility, where they are installing high-end technology equipment for improving the coffee industrial processing.
With branch offices in Wiwili, Yali, Pantasma, El Cua, and La Dalia, Aldea Global are firmly rooted in Jinotega. Production in the department is a big focus, with not only 60% of speciality coffee being grown here, but 60% of the country’s vegetables. The largest Small Farmer Association in the country, they provide services for coffee, fresh produce, credit, as well as having a foundation that supports sustainable, environmental and social development programs in the communities their members live.
Around 40% of their total coffee offering falls under Fairtrade standards from 4,000+ farmers. They also offer RFA, Organic and Utz certifications. The coffee is shade grown, and their focus on quality began back in 2002 when they won first place in Cup of Excellence. They are currently using machine learning as an opportunity for growth, differentiation and sustainability, providing innovation and technology to the 20,000 agricultural producers (not just coffee). This gives producers analytical solutions and data science tailored to the productive sector in Nicaragua.
This Fair Trade coffee has an SCA score of 81.75 and offers flavours of apple and raisin, with a slight dark chocolate bitterness and a hint of hot cross bun!
Great as both espresso and filter.