About the producers
As fourth and fifth generation coffee producers, Ariel Teran and his children do their work with passion and pride. Their biggest source of inspiration and knowledge is their father and grandfather, Ariel “Pepano” Terán. This is our third harvest partnering with Don Pepano after Ariel initially reached out to us in fall 2020.
Their farm, known as La Concepcion, is perched on the slopes of the Casitas Volcano in the Chinendega department of Nicaragua. Since the first seeds were planted on the new plot of land in 2011, the farm has combined family tradition with innovative practices. Over half of the 490 acres that make up the farm consist of untouched forest.
For them, coffee production is not only a way of life and a path to preserve the environment, it’s also an opportunity to give back to their community. La Concepcion employs around 30 seasonal workers, all of whom are paid above fair wages and receive benefits. Recently, a nursery was constructed on the farm, which will provide a safe place for the workers’ children to spend their days.
Over the years, the farm and surrounding community has experienced countless hardships, including the catastrophic Hurricane Mitch of 1998 and significant political unrest. The Teran family’s resilience and ability to adapt is undoubtedly a large part of their success.
Attached are some pictures of the Teran family, their fields, and the wet mill where their coffee is processed. All of the photos have been provided to us by Ariel & his farm supervisors.
About the coffee
Crop: 2020 – 2021
Producers: Ariel Teran and children Ariel, Andres, Ariana & Alvaro
Altitude: 670 meters
Preparation: Fully washed and dried in the sun on concrete patios.
Certifications: None, direct trade.
Packaging: 150lb jute sacks in Ecotact
Cup Characteristics: A sweet, delicate cup with balanced acidity. Flavors of stone fruits, honey, and cashew, with soft lingering floral notes as it cools.