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As some of you know, I’ve been living in Nicaragua with my girlfriend Beth since October last year. We came here to learn Spanish, work with farmers co-operatives (like UCA Miraflor!) and get to know a country that I’d fallen in love with on a...

Wester is 23 years old. He's grown up on his grandparent's coffee farm in Miraflor. They're members of UCA Miraflor, the farmers' co-operative that supply all of our coffee. I'll let him introduce himself...

In 1988 Jeff went on a coffee brigade to help pick coffee in Nicaragua as the Nicaraguan labour force had been decimated by war. He now runs Twin Cafe in Sheffield with his wife Anne. This is the story of Jeff's experience in the late...

Elyn grew up in Miraflor, Nicaragua. At the time, despite being 254 km squared of land, Miraflor was owned by just 5 families. Elyn's grandparents raised her. They, like everyone else in Miraflor, were workers on one of the five wealthy families' farms. Elyn began...

I spent last week visiting UCA Miraflor, the co-operative that grows all of Twin Cafe’s coffee. The co-operative is based in Miraflor which is a protected nature reserve in northern Nicaragua. It’s located 30 km outside of Estelí, Sheffield’s twin city. The nature reserve is famous...

  As you may have noticed we've been very quiet recently! Our last tweet was months ago and nobody has posted on our Facebook page since 2016! It's high time we gave you an update on what's been going on and let you know some exciting...

On a very sunny Wednesday morning I had the pleasure of meeting Fátima Ismael, (general manager of the SOPPEXCCA coffee co-operative in Jinotega, Nicaragua) over a coffee at Steam Yard one of our favourite cafes in Sheffield city centre. Fátima is an inspirational women who has spent years...