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Our Gold Mountain is a Maragogype, sometimes called the “elephant bean” for its large size. It is well regarded by professional cuppers, not because a bigger seed produces a better cup, but because the Maragogype plant, and its variant Pacamara, produces fewer cherries, giving the coffee more flavor. This coffee comes from the farm of Don Francisco and his wife Blanca Nieve, high up in the mountains of Jinotega. The farm is at such a high altitude that their coffee is harvested a full two months after the rest of the region’s due to the colder climate.