Finca San Antonio
High up in these misty mountains, pure water gushes out of the mountainside, providing drinking water to the Las Escaleras in Yasica Norte community and feeding the Yasica River basin. Thanks to the protection of the native cloud forests, the farm teems with wildlife with creatures such as are black panthers, jaguars, deer, collared peccary, coatis, agoutis, and birds such as the bellbird, quetzal, and goldfinches roaming the lands.
Introduced into the country in the mid-1800s and forming a central position in the country’s economy for more than a century, coffee is currently Nicaragua’s primary export. Its production generates over $448 million dollars a year in exports, representing 8.2% of overall exports, and provides more than 200,000 jobs to locals.