A house pig digs deep into the food bucket for last scraps in Miraflores, Nicaragua.

A house pig digs deep into the food bucket for last scraps in Miraflores, Nicaragua.

Riding on top of the bus from Esteli to the highland community of Miraflores

Riding on top of the bus from Esteli to the highland community of Miraflores

The crural bus passes though cattle on the winding roads of the Nicaraguan highlands

The crural bus passes though cattle on the winding roads of the Nicaraguan highlands

A family resting after working in the families coffee farm in the highlands of Nicaragua. During harvest, all ages help the process.

A family resting after working in the families coffee farm in the highlands of Nicaragua. During harvest, all ages help the process.

A farm worker holds a basket of freshly picked coffee beans in Miraflores in the Highlands of Nicaragua

A farm worker holds a basket of freshly picked coffee beans in Miraflores in the Highlands of Nicaragua

A youing girl in the coffee highlands of Nicaragua. A family resting after working in the families coffee farm in the highlands of Nicaragua. During harvest, all ages help the process.

A youing girl in the coffee highlands of Nicaragua. A family resting after working in the families coffee farm in the highlands of Nicaragua. During harvest, all ages help the process.

A farmer harvesting coffee beans in the highlands of Nicaragua

A farmer harvesting coffee beans in the highlands of Nicaragua

Freshly roasted coffee is poured into a tray to cool in the yard of a smal Nicaraguan Farm.

Freshly roasted coffee is poured into a tray to cool in the yard of a smal Nicaraguan Farm.

A street stall set up in front of a wall painting in Esteli Nicaragua

A street stall set up in front of a wall painting in Esteli Nicaragua

A nicaraguan coffee farmer takes a rest.

A nicaraguan coffee farmer takes a rest.

Collecting dry wood to roast the coffee in the highlands of Nicaragua

Collecting dry wood to roast the coffee in the highlands of Nicaragua

Hiking through the fields of the Nicaraguan highlands

Hiking through the fields of the Nicaraguan highlands

Smiling with pens in Esteli

Smiling with pens in Esteli

Coffee farmers in rural Nicaragua gather in a local school to discuss community affairs

Coffee farmers in rural Nicaragua gather in a local school to discuss community affairs

Coffee farmers in rural Nicaragua gather in a local school to discuss community affairs

Coffee farmers in rural Nicaragua gather in a local school to discuss community affairs

Two children in a community school

Two children in a community school

Coffee farmers in rural Nicaragua gather in a local school to discuss community affairs

Coffee farmers in rural Nicaragua gather in a local school to discuss community affairs

A school teacher after painting  a classroom in a rural community. The paint was supplied by a fair trade company.

A school teacher after painting a classroom in a rural community. The paint was supplied by a fair trade company.

Lunch time in the highlands.

Lunch time in the highlands.

A rural kitchen in the coffee growing highlands of Nicaragua.

A rural kitchen in the coffee growing highlands of Nicaragua.

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The Coffee Highlands of Nicaragua