Farm(s): Finca Buenos Aires
Region: Cerro Kilambé Natural Reserve, Plan de Grama, Jinotega
Association: Sajonia Estate
Altitude: 1200 masl
Tasting notes: Orange, macadamia, milk chocolate, vanilla, creamy.
Finca Buenos Aires is in the Cerro Kilambé Natural Reserve, one of 78 protected reserves in Nicaragua. The farm is situated close to the small town of Plan de Grama in the department of Jinotega and owned by Bernabe Osorio.
Bernabe inherited Finca Buenos Aires from his parents who became too old to manage the farm themselves. Finca Buenos Aires has been handed down through the generations, being in the Osorio family for over 30 years. Today the farm, which sits in a privileged location within the Cerro Kilambé reserve, is managed and run by Bernabe and his wife, sons and brothers. Like all of Nicaragua’s reserves, Kilambé is renowned for its biological diversity as well as its socio-cultural and environmental significance to the communities living within the area. Despite its environmental and cultural importance, the Kilambé is threatened with deforestation and soil degradation and is currently considered an ecosystem that is in danger of extinction. Farms such as Finca Buenos Aires, that manage their land in harmony with the natural forests, are so important to keeping the natural ecosystems alive. The farm has excellent environmental management, with over 30 hectares of surrounding natural jungles that support a rich diversity of both fauna and flora.