“La Virgen” Estate, Esteli Udo Hermann Ernst Spies Udo Hermann arrived in Nicaragua with the German Technical Cooperation during the 80s. He felt in love with the simplicity of the people of Nicaragua and with the years he also felt in love with a brunette from Pueblo Nuevo, the province of Esteli. When he bought his farm it was practically a virgin mountain. But with the advice of local friends he began in the coffee business. He first built the “casa hacienda” (farm house) where he lives and even though he has no electricity in the property, Don Udo adapted perfectly to the conditions of the farm. “All my life I´ve lived in big cities in my country. Please believe me, to live here has no price nor comparison. The peace and silence can be your best company. The birds and wild animal make me feel as part of Mother Nature” smiling he continues… “I married a woman from this town, who also gave a new family” says Don Udo while he hugs his daughter ------ You can see the young ones arriving at the farm after school to help their parents in their work. They help with the logistic in the farm. During the picking season near 120 workers can be found here. All these efforts have allowed them to win the price of the “cup of excellence”. The flavor and specific characteristic of their coffee makes it to be part of the best coffee production of Esteli. “We are paying a huge debt to the bank. We made a loan in previous years. But we are sure we will continue moving forward. By being within the 7 first places of the cup of excellence contest for sure can get us better prices” says his daughter, who was present in this conversation.

Farm Information
  • Farm Name
    La Virgen
  • Farmer
    Udo Hermann Ernst Spies
  • Altitude
  • Farm Size
  • Score
  • Rank
  • Awards
    Presidential Award
Lot Information
  • Year
  • Processing System
    Washed sun dried
  • Variety
  • Overall

Esteli, Nicaragua