One of our longest-standing and most direct producer relationships is with the Mierisch family. We make yearly visits to their farms in Nicaragua and work closely with Steve Mierisch, founder of Brooklyn’s Pulley Collective, where we roast our coffee.
The Mierisches collectively own several farms and also operate a beneficio, or dry mill, in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. This Red Catuaí lot comes from the family’s La Escondida Farm in Jinotega. Eleane Mierisch is the dry mill manager, head of quality control, and producer. She’s also a Cup of Excellence head judge.
Eleane has always inspired us with her leadership and coffee knowledge, but we also admire her courage for being an openly gay woman and business leader in Nicaragua. She is hopeful that sharing her story will create more space for other queer individuals in coffee to seek mutual encouragement and professional development opportunities together in the industry. “Growing up in a conservative culture was difficult, but also defining, and made me stronger. It’s what taught me resilience.”
In celebration of Eleane and La Escondida, Joe will distribute $1 from each bag sold to the Audre Lorde Project in New York, the Attic Youth Center in Philadelphia, and Colectivo de Mujeres in Nicaragua.
Freshly Roasted: All orders are roasted on Monday and Thursday and are shipped on the same day. Note that if you order Two-Day Shipping after 7am on any given day, your order will be processed the following roast day. We do this to ensure your coffee arrives to you as fresh as possible!
OriginLipululo, Jinotega, Nicaragua