Our Farmers : SOPPEXCCA, Nicaragua – Thanksgiving Coffee Company

Soppexcca: Jinotega, Nicaragua

Soppexcca: Jinotega, Nicaragua

Nestled in the mountains above the regional capital Jinotega, the farmers of SOPPEXCCA grow coffee under the protective shade of bananas, mangos, and mahogany, and alongside dense forests providing home to dozens of rare orchids and winter habitat for hundreds of migratory songbirds.

The cooperative represents 654 families and is recognized around the world as a leader in the movement to empower small-scale farmers, especially women and youth. During the harvest, coffee is carefully picked, then depulped and fermented overnight before it is washed, and sun-dried. Careful attention to the subtleties of processing and the farmer’s pride produce sweetly floral coffee, with a rich nutty depth and a distinctive sweetness reminiscent of dried apricots.

We are proud to have purchased SOPPEXCCA’s coffee since 2001.

Farmer Facts

  • Co-op: SOPPEXCCA
  • Region: Jinotega
  • Altitude: 1,200 meters
  • Processing: Wet / Washed
  • Varietal: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra