22 Small Farmers started Aldea Global in 1992. Aldea Global is a Nicaraguan farmer association assisting more than 1,300 farm families, most of them belonging to the Chorotega Indigenous Community. Their vision is to become one of the countries leading and most renowned organisations for assisting small growers and their communities . With most communities growing coffee in excess of 1200m and upwards of 1800m, coffee is shade grown, sundried and typically score in excess of 84 points. Coffees from the group have won the Nicaraguan Cup of Excellence iannual award in 3 consecutive years.