LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE.
THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART.

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DISCOVER NICARAGUA'S FINEST ETHICALLY SOURCED COFFEE

 
 
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2012


 

 

WE WANT TO SHARE THE RICHNESS OF CULTURE THAT PERMEATES AND SURROUNDS THE GROWING OF COFFEE IN CENTRAL AMERICA.

Unique in a market otherwise crowded with half-measure providers, Cultura Café offers award-winning, ethically-sourced micro-lot Nicaraguan coffees – arguably the finest in Central America. With our roots planted firmly alongside those of the growers themselves, we are able to ensure quality at every step our coffees take from field to cup. Cultura Café; environmental responsibility, progressive and transparent labour and trade practices, and of course, the most sublime coffee you’ve ever tasted.

 
 

OUR VALUES

 
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FROM OUR ROOTS

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We occupy a unique perspective on the world of coffee importing. Our heritage – our symbiotic connection – to the artisans and cultivators of Nicaragua places us in a position that very few other companies can appreciate; for us, coffee is not merely a commodity, but a connection to others within that community.

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TO OUR HOME

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We bring the finest of Nicaragua’s award-winning, ethically-sourced micro-lot coffees. Among these growers and lots you will find Cup of Excellence award winners and finalists, as well as leaders in coffee agriculture; people who have dedicated their life’s work to better coffee and a more fair-minded and equitable coffee trade.

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FOR OUR FRIENDS

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We remain true to our principles. Over the last several years we have faced every market pressure to compromise on these values, but it is for our roots, it is for our home, it is for our friends that we remain true to our mission to bring the best coffee Nicaragua has to offer with transparent, conscious trade practices.

 
 

OUR SERVICE

 

COFFEE CATERING

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For events of any scale, we can provide an entertaining and engaging barista with the machine and the know-how to provide a wide range of coffee beverages that will complete your meal, your concert, your evening. Contact us and Cultura Café will take care of everything!

BARISTA TRAINING

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A great barista knows how to answer the question “what makes a great cup?”, and more important, knows how to make one. Contact Cultura Café today to book barista training for your employees, your friends, or just yourself, and make every future cup count.

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CUSTOM LABEL

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As part of a branding strategy, custom coffee labels take packaging to another level of consideration. Consider the impression left on customers who enjoy a superior cup – it is literally the signature to your signature roast! Custom labeling offers the opportunity to make a mark not just with the visual gift, but the gift of taste as well.

 
 
 

OUR GROWERS

 
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LOS MONOS

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Milton Canales

Milton Canales navigates his own path between tradition and innovation. His adherence to traditional farming methods, while adapting innovative approaches is a guiding philosophy that has seen his coffee excel year in & year out. At "Los Monos" every bean that is cultivated- is done so under his watchful eye, and the flavour profile of every sip bears the impression of his conscientious and caring hand.

LA ESPERANZA

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Armando Zeledon

Many years ago, Sr. Armando Zeledon made it his mission to rebuild the abandoned farm now known as La Esperanza – a name that proved to be particularly well-chosen, as La Esperanza means “The Hope”. In this undertaking, Sr. Zeledon was indeed hoping to take advantage of the superior growing conditions the property enjoys high in the mountains of San Juan Del Rio Coco.

 
 

CULTURA COFFEE

 
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CIELO

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Our light roast is a bright and bursting cup featuring jasmine, lemon and raspberry with a bright, invigorating acidity that is both clean up front and satisfyingly refreshing at its finish.

RIO

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Perhaps the most complex of our three roasts, this medium coffee blossom picks up on the bright notes of a lighter roast and marries them to the earliest elements of a darker roast. With balanced acidity and a smooth, full body, fruity and floral notes play around a bounty of caramel and sugar cane.

LUNA

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Bold without brash, our dark roast brings forward notes of both vanilla and chocolate with smooth body and smoky hints. Rounded and full, Luna is the tea rose that offers all the mystery and luxurious complexity that a dark roast should have.

 
 
 
 
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THE GIFT

One of the identifiable practices that we’ve sought to do since our inception, has been to discover exciting coffees that are transparently sourced, all the while being meticulously cultivated & held to the highest level of quality.

 
 
 

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Our most recent discovery is one that we immediately felt a kinship to, and upon exploring the breathtaking vistas of Estate “Un Regalo/The Gift”, it was undeniable that its namesake was something we knew we’d cherish.

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Producer and coffee savant extraordinaire, Luis Alberto Balladarez has devoted much of his knowledge and passion into the continued excellence of this majestic and ethereal-like Estate. Witnessing the way that he’s embedded modern agricultural technologies, while not abandoning traditional farming methods, has long been a source of inspiration for us. Year, after year- Luis continuously places in the finalist position of the Cup of Excellence. He’s been a influencer, mentor and leader to countless in the Nicaraguan coffee industry, and we count ourselves, as beyond fortunate to be able to showcase Luis’ “Gift”- an incredibly flavourful coffee with complex notes, that transcends far beyond your average coffee tasting experience.