I was traveling last week when I heard the heartbreaking news. Former Nicaraguan barista champion, and generally great person, Luis Lopez was killed in a motorcycle crash in his hometown of Managua on Saturday, August 9. He was 35 years old. I met Luis on my very first trip to … Read more →
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Our friend, Henry Hueck, a coffee farmer and the organizer of the coffee conference Ramacafe, from Nicaragua, has been keeping us abreast of developments across Central America as tropical storms continue to pummel the countries of the region. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those afflicted. Here is the … Read more →
Our oft roving reporter, Jay Caragay, was kind enough to email me a photo of the top six baristas in the Nicaragua Barista Championship, and the ranking order—thanks, Jay! Be sure to check out Jay’s awesome blog for much more news about the competition and all the fun and excitement … Read more →
Hurricane Ida barreled into eastern Nicaragua today just north of Bluefields. The storm’s trajectory is expected to carry it north through Honduras before possibly returning to the sea where it may regain strength before heading further north toward Mexico. Multiple homes, businesses and farms are reported destroyed in Nicaragua and … Read more →