The Mierisch family has been farming coffee in Nicaragua for over 100 years. They spend their days in the high mountains of Nicaragua ’s Matagalpa and Jinotega regions. As a family-run operation, they have produced high quality shade-grown coffee on both sides of their families. Two family stories, that end in coffee farming. Long story short, in the early 1900’s Bruno Mierisch worked with his son Wilfrido on the coffee farms. Then Wilfrido worked with his boys on the coffee farms, and today his boys work with their sons and daughters on the coffee farms.
Laguna Verde is located inside the Arenal Nature Reserve in the department of Matagalpa, in the same area as our other farms La Huella and Mama Mina.
Laguna Verde has a very unique micro-climate which is covered in fog for over 60% of the day during the harvest season. This means that the farm “auto-shades” itself and does not require many shade trees. As a matter of fact, we have learned that too much shade on this farm actually helps increase the spread of certain fungus which affects the health of the plants. This relatively high altitude of the farm and fog also creates cooler temperatures which help in the slow maturation of the cherries.