For six generations the Kuhl family has been farming coffee. Today, the tradition continues as mother and daughter collaborate to both grow coffee at the family farm in Nicaragua and roast it locally through JavaVino in Atlanta.

It's the true seed-to-cup experience.

Mother, Daughter, Mausi and Heddy at our roaster.Mother, Daughter, Mausi and Heddy at our roaster.

Farmer-Direct Coffee Roasters

What separates us from the rest? We own our own coffee farm! We've been in the coffee business for six generations. We grow coffee, we roast coffee, we brew coffee, we love coffee. We connect you directly with the coffee farmer, without middle men, because we are your coffee farmer. We pride ourselves in offering our customers the true seed-to-cup experience.

Partnering with us for coffee, partners you with the coffee farmer. Join us on a trip to origin to meet first hand the people behind your coffee.

Our coffee farm, Selva Negra Coffee Estate wet mill.Our coffee farm, Selva Negra Coffee Estate wet mill.

Our Family Farm

Allow us to introduce to you a new coffee. It is a Nicaraguan coffee cultivated in the most sustainable, ecological, environmentally and socially friendly way possible. It is a coffee with history, with pride and with high standards of quality. This superior coffee is now available to you through its preferred US distributor, Beanealogy.

Selva Negra's history is in many ways the history of the coffee in Nicaragua altogether. In the 1880's the Nicaraguan government invited young German immigrants to come and settle in Nicaragua in order to promote coffee growing in the northern highlands. Many young immigrants accepted the offer, thus forming the main coffee plantations of the country; many of them bare names of their motherland. Selva Negra's (Black Forest) Coffee Estate is called Hammonia, Latin for Hamburg. Located approximately 4,000 ft. above sea level, Hammonia has been producing fine old style Arabica coffee for over 100 years. Eddy Kuhl & Mausi Kuhl-Hayn, the farm's proprietors are descendants of two of these original German immigrants - Alberto Vogl and Klaus Kuhl.

Coffee seedlings at our coffee, Selva Negra Coffee Estate.Coffee seedlings at our coffe farm, Selva Negra Coffee Estate.

What makes this coffee the highest quality?
Selva Negra Coffee Estate is grown at a high altitude in a shaded environment. This allows the bean to have a slow development cycle which instills an intense and fulfilling flavor to each bean. The coffee is not only 100% Arabica, but more importantly it is grown on a large percentage of Bourbon and Typica coffee trees (which produce higher quality beans than other varieties of coffee trees). The region of Matagalpa, Nicaragua is mountainous with excellent volcanic soil for the coffee growing enjoyment. Finally, the coffee is prepared using an environmentally friendly washing process, which gives the coffee still one more unique quality enhancing aspect.

Heddy and Mausi at Selva Negra Coffee Estate.Heddy and Mausi at Selva Negra Coffee Estate. Coffee picker at Selva Negra Estate Coffee.Coffee picker at Selva Negra Coffee Estate. Kuhl Franklin family at Selva Negra Cofee Estate wet mill.KuhlFranklin family at Selva Negra Coffee Estate wet mill.