Nicaragua Coffee History
Coffee is an important part of Nicaragua’s history, economy, and is one of the country’s most important exports. Large scale growing began in the mid 1800s, and it didn’t take long for it to become the country’s principal crop; by 1891, the crop exceeded 11 million pounds. However, because it must be grown in its mountainous regions, transport of the crop remains difficult to this day, and many farmers have resorted to growing other crops. This has hurt production slightly, but Nicaraguan coffee continues to be highly sought after.