A trip to see a complete coffee operation, the mill and farms of the Mierisch family, from 2006.
Way back in time, I visited the Mierisch family in Matagalpa to see their mill and farms. A wonderful short trip, with some photos to share! Horses, There are several types of Abyssinia, but they are not from Ethiopia but rather Indonesia. Abyssinia 3 = AB3. PJS Cramer, a Dutch plant researcher, introduced this variety in 1928, supposedly from Ethiopia seed stock. It was coffee USDA is (obviously) the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA also had coffee plant breeding programs in the past and one variety they distributed to Indonesia and was widely planted is called USDA (sounds like , Yellow Pacamara… all kinds of stuff!
It was the first time to see some of these newer varieties they were growing, and other innovations like their biogas collection. And to ride horses! Fincas Mierisch has grown and changed since this time, but I think their focus on quality and their coffee practices haven’t changed at all.