Nicaragua is one of the largest countries in Central America, with both Pacific and Atlantic coastlines, and sharing borders with Honduras, Costa Rica and El Salvador. The land is dominated by volcanoes, lush tropical highlands and the huge lake Managua. Since the 1990s Nicaragua has been trying to reemerge politically and economically from the divisive civil war during the 1980s.
Nicaraguan coffee is emerging as an origin that offers some top quality coffees. Traditionally the coffee has sold at a substantial discount compared to neighbouring Costa Rica. However, there has been increasing investment in improving qualities. Good Nicaraguan coffee can display a medium body with high citrus notes.