Union Cooperativas Agropecuarias San Juan del Rio Coco (UCA SJRC) was founded in 1993 in the small town of San Juan del Rio Coco about 50 km east of the Panamerican Highway. In 1996 the founding members recognized two important points: that the future of sustainable agriculture lies in organic farming and that the future of specialty coffee lies in quality. From that point on the association channeled its efforts into these two fundamentals, and the fantastic coffee they produce today is proof of their success.
Of the eight cooperative members of UCA SJRC, one in particular consistently stands out to us for its complexity and elegance. The coffees delivered by Cooperativa Agropecuaria de Producción “Carlos Fonseca Amador Número Uno” is Organic and Fair Trade certified, as well routinely show almond, cherry and green apple notes in the cup and are among the finest FTO Nicaragua coffees we’ve ever seen.