Mayorga in Nicaragua
COOPERATIVA CINCO DE JUNIO
Las Sabanas, Madriz, Nicaragua–210 members
San Juan del Rio Coco, Madriz, Nicaragua–200 members
Nicaragua is a country that is near and dear to Mayorga Organics in many ways. Martin was born in Guatemala, and then moved to Managua, Nicaragua, where he grew up. As a child in Nicaragua, Martin would go with his father to buy green coffee beans from the marketplace to roast at home. Martin’s childhood in Nicaragua is the reason why Mayorga Organics exists today, with the purpose of eliminating systemic poverty in Latin America through responsible trade of organic foods.
We visit Nicaragua often, usually heading straight to the colonial town of Granada to eat authentic Nicaraguan food, visit historical churches, and stroll through cobblestone streets. Then we go north, past the most well-known coffee producing regions of Matagalpa and Jinotega, until we reach San Juan del Rio Coco and then Cusmapa.
IMAGES FROM OUR RECENT VISITS