Former National Geographic Traveler researcher Emily Haile reports from a coffee farm/ecolodge in Central America:
Carbon Negative Coffee in Nicaragua
Halfway up a mountain in northern Nicaragua, between the steep streets of Matagalpa and the deep valley of Jinotega, lies a 1,500-acre organic coffee farm called Selva Negra. It’s a place where the trees hang heavy with giant lemons, papayas, and passion fruit. Roosters crow, hawks ride the breeze over the hills, hummingbirds flit, and the cows are milked by hand every morning. Oh yeah, and the shade-grown coffee tastes like chocolate.
The farm was established in the 1880s by a German immigrant who sailed (Read more...)