Located north of Nicaragua’s capital of Managua, in the Esteli Department, Miraflor is a 254 square kilometer National Preserve. The Miraflor Reserve is made of three climate zones: dry lower area, intermediate and humid, as well as a predominant cold forest. The coffee is grown in the high mountains at 1200 meters (3,900 ft) and above creating a wonderful growing environment for coffee. The cold forest zone is one of the richest in orchids; there are more than 200 species and the most common is the national flower of Costa Rica, which is the Catteleya Skinniri.
The farmers within the Coop propagate the varietal seedlings, nurse them and plant them in different plots at varying elevations on the farm. The coffee from this Coop achieves a consistent cup with molasses, fig and chocolate aromas.