Project Origin opens applications for Nicaragua Farm Experience

Project Origin is accepting applications for its Nicaragua Farm Experience, to be held at Finca El Árbol in Nicaragua.

El Árbol Co-Producer Claudia Lovo will host the course, which aims to educate coffee professionals and enthusiasts on the process of coffee planting, growing, processing and grading from farm to cup.

Project Origin General Manager Habib Marbaani says that the course focuses not only on practical farming and processing, but on the community aspect of coffee farming.

“This course is perfect if you’ve ever wanted to get hands on and learn exactly what happens as coffee goes from being a seedling to a tree,” he says.

“But you also get to experience coffee from a cherry to a green bean, and give back to a coffee farming community in the process.”

Project Origin says Finca El Árbol is focused on creating great coffee, while also nurturing the workers at the farm and the community around them. Unlike many farms, El Árbol employs its workers full-time all year round rather than just getting casual labour at harvest times.

Workers are also housed and fed at the farm, and given opportunities to further their education in language, literacy, numeracy and computers thanks to private tutors brought to the farm regularly.

Successful applicants for the Farm Experience course will also learn about new innovations and experiments taking place at El Árbol, including carbonic maceration processing and experimental drying techniques.

Project Origin Founder Sasa Sestic and other producers purchased El Árbol in 2016, with the goal of turning an overgrown, commodity coffee farm into a place of research and experimentation.

Applications close 29 October.

To register and for more information, contact or click here.

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