About the time Twin Engine Coffee was getting started in Nicaragua, Andrea drove toward Dipilto to learn more about the special Nueva Segovia region that reach the Honduran border. Among the nuances of the region, she met Roberto and the Maragoygpe coffee plant. It turns out that Roberto’s small third generation farm is one of the few farms in the world where you can still find this big, beautiful, lanky plant growing. The thing is that Arabica Maragogype is rare in the world. Even rarer is finding it on a Cup of Excellence farm, less than a 1% chance. Needless to say, each year we look forward to the harvest of this tiny lot.
It starts with the coffee plant, Margogype. It is big, beautiful, unruly, and yields few fruits. The Maragogype’s beans are about 2x larger than typical Arabica beans – which is why they’re called Elephant [Elefante] Beans.
Each year there is a limited Elefante lot, quadruple selected and roasted to medium. Made in Nicaragua
Twin Engine's Extra commitment to Fair Trade:
Most fair trade coffees pay farmers fairly, but the beans are shipped to the U.S. or Canada for roasting and packaging
Twin Engine beans are grown, roasted (fresh) after picking, and packaged in Nicaragua.
That means more fair trade jobs for people who really need them!
Twin Engine's Superior Quality:
Most coffee companies mix lower grade beans in with higher quality beans. (This is allowed by FDA standards – lower grade beans may have mold or insect exposure).
Twin Engine beans are 100% “Specialty Grade” beans. And they’re 100% organic, and single-source.
You can taste the difference in this coffee!
We exclusively use Nicaraguan Arabica mountain-grown coffees. Only the very best micro-lots we select, roast and package right here in Nicaragua. USDA and Fair Trade certified.
The impact of your purchases is felt across Nicaragua. As a Nicaraguan company, we employ and work with farmers, artists, artisans, tasters, printers, retailers, packers and other suppliers in our community.