The Las Colinas community blend is named after the municipality of Mozonte in Nueva Segovia, which means “between rivers and hills” in the Nahuatl indigenous language. This region is known for its fertile soil, its rivers, its rich flora and fauna, and its cloud-covered pine forests, nestled in the Dipilto and Jalapa Mountain ranges. Mozonte is located about 235 kilometers (about 146.02 mi) from the capital Managua and only 9 kilometers from Caravela’s Beneficio La Estrella in Ocotal, and it is well-known for producing high-quality coffee thanks to its elevation, micro-climate, and generations of experienced coffee families.
The local community in Mozonte is deeply connected to the original indigenous population of Nicaragua, making coffee production an important part of their cultural heritage. The town is surrounded by hills and rivers, where residents celebrate the feast of Saint Peter year after year. In addition to agriculture and coffee cultivation, they also devote themselves to handicrafts, making ornaments and clay vessels of assorted colors decorated with national symbols and landscapes, hand-made with techniques that have been preserved since the pre-Hispanic era.
This coffee has a delightful combination of flavors, including notes of yellow fruits, citrus, passion fruit, and brown sugar with a creamy body.
1.450 – 1.650 MASL