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Excursion to Finca la Virgen

Hardly speaking Spanish, my friend and I were stranded on a coffee plantation far away from any civilization: the Finca la Virgen. Through Phillip from Sos Nicaragua we were first allowed to visit the finca and stay there overnight. The owner – Maura Varela – is a single mother whose husband died a few years ago. At that time, Maura built the finca independently together with her husband. Today she keeps it alive together with her son Antonio.

A highlight of our visit was already the drive to the Finca. On motorcycles we drove - fully loaded with backpack and another backpack - up an endless mountain until we reached the finca after a felt eternity. Already at our arrival we were warmly welcomed: Maura was already standing in the driveway and awaited us with a typical Nica dinner (rice with beans, scrambled eggs and homemade tortillas) and a cup of coffee. The tortillas and the coffee were the next highlight of our visit: never before have we eaten such good tortillas and drunk such a good Arabica coffee as here.
Claudia, Sabrina and Maura, Foto: Maura Varela
Finca La Virgen, Foto: Maura Varela

A highlight of our visit was already the drive to the Finca. On motorcycles we drove – fully loaded with backpack and another backpack – up an endless mountain until we reached the finca after a felt eternity. Already at our arrival we were warmly welcomed: Maura was already standing in the driveway and awaited us with a typical Nica dinner (rice with beans, scrambled eggs and homemade tortillas) and a cup of coffee. The tortillas and the coffee were the next highlight of our visit: never before have we eaten such good tortillas and drunk such a good Arabica coffee as here.

The next morning we explored the coffee plantations together with Antonio and her dog Pluto – our next highlight. For us it was the first time on a coffee plantation. Therefore we were very curious. We talked a lot, listened to music and at the end we irrigated the small coffee plants that were grown for the new half of the plantation.
Since our stay in Nicaragua was not long, we decided to move on after only one night. While packing up our things we found a freshly laid egg in one of our sleeping bags. This was definitely another highlight on the Finca. 😊

In conclusion: It was an honor to visit the finca and to meet Maura and her son. We are already looking forward to buying the coffee here in Velburg, Germany. It would really be an understatement to say that the coffee is good. Excellent is better!

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