Coffee atlas: Nicaragua

Capital: Managua

Population: 5.97 million

Area: 130 thousand square km

The true potential of Nicaraguan coffee has been hindered by a long history of political instability and natural disaster, however successful programs such as the Cup of Excellence competition and the Nicaraguan Specialty Coffee Association have helped drive the potential of Nicaraguan coffee into real quality production

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Coffee regions in Nicaragua


The primary coffee producing region of Nicaragua, it is named after the capital city of the region

Common varietals: Caturra, Bourbon

Typical altitude: 1000–1700 m above sea level


The region is named after the capital city, with coffee coming from both private estates and cooperatives

Common varietals: Caturra, bourbon

Typical altitude: 1000–1400 m above sea level

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