Hermanos Cerrato

Gustavo and Victor Cerrato, known as Hermanos Cerratos (the Cerrato brothers), are the producers behind our first-ever offering from Nicaragua. Grown on a 7 hectare farm in the Esteli region, this naturally processed coffee is bursting with tropical fruit flavors and funky, boozy notes.

With notes of ripe mango and juicy pineapple, we really enjoy this coffee in filter methods like a pourover or a drip pot. Brewing in a French Press or other immersion method will highlight some hidden nutty and chocolate flavors while retaining a deep, wine-like character.

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  • Origin: Nicaragua
  • Region: Esteli
  • Zone: Tisey Natural Reserve
  • Farmer/Producer: Hermanos Cerrato
  • Process: Natural
  • Elevation: 1500 masl
  • Variety: Catimor/Catuai
  • Tasting Notes: Mango, nutty, thick chocolate, Juicy, Cherry, Milk Chocolate, Banana, Tropical Fruit, Pineapple, Vanilla, Cream, Berry, Lemon, Tart
  • Harvest Year: 2022
  • Fermentation Info: Aerobic
  • Washing Station: Beneficio de Cafe Centroamerica
  • Water Density/Moisture Content: 12%
  • Farm size in hectares: 7 Hectares
  • Importing Partner: Miami Green Coffee
  • Partnership length with Firelight: New partnership and offering
  • Brewing method recommendation: Batch Brew, Pourover, Aeropress


From our importing partner, Miami Green Coffee:

It all started in the 1950s with Abraham E. Castillo, who owned farms in the northern region of Nicaragua and the first washing station in Esteli, Nicaragua. These farms were later taken away from him in the 1980s by the government during the revolution. After this, he was only left with a washing station, Beneficio de Café Centroamerica, which is still in the family today. After Abraham passed away in 2010, management of the washing station passed to one of his sons. We, Luis G. Castillo (grandson of Abraham) and Dominick G. Castillo (great grandson of Abraham), founded Miami Green Coffee not only to keep that washing station that brings us so many memories, but also to help improve the name of Nicaraguan coffee internationally.