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Cerro de Jesus sits on the highest mountain in the area and occupies a total area of 280 hectares, with 126 hectares in coffee. Situated amongst the Comarca El Escambray community at altitudes ranging from 1100 to 1450 metres above sea level, Cerro de Jesus has a diverse range of luscious vegetation and wildlife brought about by high levels of annual rainfall. There is Catuai, Caturra, Bourbon and Pacamara growing amongst luscious shade trees and the farm also provides schooling for children of the 300 workers who live on the farm.
This fantastic washed lot from ‘Jesus Mountain’ itself is beautifully sweet with notes of ripe melon and clementine with a big syrupy mouthfeel.
THE FABRETTO PROJECT
A study found that children entering primary school at the age of 6 from the poorest quartile in Nicaragua had the vocabulary level of a 3-and-a-half-year old from the wealthiest quartile. There is an overall lack of qualified teachers, due to low salary offerings, and consequently schools are forced to hire teachers with little or no training. Fundamental infrastructure gaps within the educational system are underpinned by a general disinterest in education in the poorer communities. Many parents are themselves illiterate and haven’t been educated, and therefore do not see a need for their children to attend school. In the Nueva Segovia province, where this Cerro de Jesus lot comes from, malnutrition is endemic, with 27.7% of children suffering from chronic malnutrition, considerably greater than the national average of 17.3%. Malnutrition in children can stunt growth, bone and brain development, and has a disastrous effect on long-term development.
The Fabretto Foundation is a non-profit organisation that aims to address issues of poverty and malnutrition throughout Nicaragua. Raphael Maria Fabretto travelled to Nicaragua in 1948 and set up a network of children’s homes in 1953, having been shocked by the widespread poverty, abuse and neglect toward children. Since then the Fabretto foundation has worked to address these issues through investment in education at early, primary and secondary school level. Their holistic approach aims to provide a better educational structure throughout Nicaragua, with well trained teachers to inform young children and parents of the importance of nutrition and provide vocational development.
Our importers, Falcon Speciality have teamed up with the Fabretto Foundation to set up a project which aims to address these issues through the construction of school kitchens, hosting parent-teacher workshops to encourage better nutrition and raise awareness of the importance of education, and the provision of teacher training to improve education standards throughout the area. Funds from Falcon through the sale of this coffee will provide resources to build 10 school kitchens in order to provide children with 50% of their daily calorific needs. Education and nutrition workshops will be provided for 250 parents and teachers across the Mozonte municipality. Primary and pre-school teachers will receive 160 hours of training over the project period and will be provided with Montessori learning materials, in order to implement the new learning approach. So far a number of parent/teacher workshops have taken place with 24 teachers participating in the initial training programme and construction of the 10 school kitchens is underway!
We roast on a Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday / Post orders on a Thursday / You should get your coffee ready to drink on a Friday or a Saturday dependent on the good old Royal Mail service.
Get your orders in before 12pm on a Wednesday to ensure you have fresh coffee to drink by the weekend. If you need to get hold of some coffee outside of our roasting days then please feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local pickups can be collected directly from our Roastery at Unit 33, The Boulevard, Leeds Dock, LS10 1PZ on a Thursday or Friday from 8:30am until 5:30pm. There is free parking parallel to The Boulevard on Chadwick St and there is a free water taxi directly to us from the train station along with several bus options. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.