Visits

Finca Java was created as a socially conscious, environmentally friendly endeavor to further the changes we believe necessary to preserve our planet. As such we make our farm, Finca El Peten, available to all types of public and private groups as a venue to conduct seminars, meetings and events that promote the causes for which we have passion. Much of this is done gratis as we believe in supporting these causes with our resources.

El Peten Eco Farm

Finca El Peten is a well-recognized center and model for education, forestry, organic agriculture, and social projects in Nicaragua. The farm is fully functioning, self-sufficient and organic. We produce everything on site. Fruit, vegetables, eggs, milk, grains and of course, coffee. Forestry is a key part of our vision to preserve the environment. Coffee is an understory crop that grows in the shade of the forest and as such allows us the opportunity to provide employment to the community while growing our forest. FEP is also a research facility to investigate and experiment with all types of plants such as ‘the miracle tree’ moringa and microbial proliferation to restore the natural balance of the soil. You can observe all aspects of production first hand.

El Peten Hotel

Finca El Peten offers private groups accommodations in our onsite hotel. We can accommodate groups up to 40. On site staff can provide full meal and guest service as necessary. On site we have horseback riding, kayaking, golf and other games. It is an ideal place for yoga retreats, bird watching, seminars and of course coffee tours. Coffee harvest runs from November through February and you can observe and learn about picking, milling, drying and all aspects of organic coffee production. There are always opportunities to participate in our local ongoing social projects as well.Projects include the Nica Agua initiative (point of use water filters and hygiene education), the Nicaragua Community Health Connection (construction and operation of the local health clinic), environmental outreach in partnership with the local school system, youth development through sports, promotion of public art, and community asset development in general.

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Finca Java Videos

President Ortega Visits Finca El Peten


A Day at the Farm


Making Bocacci


Making Charcoal


Monoculture vs Polyculture


The Role of Microbes


Luxury Accommodations


Organic Farm Living


Wildlife & Eco Activities

What’s Up
EL PETEN COFFEE AVAILABLE 10/11/12

We are pleased to announce that this year’s harvest is now available from Flamenco Organic coffee Co. It is offered as a single origin SHG as that is extremely important to us. All purchases will help fund all the social projects currently funded by Finca Java including http://www.proyectonica-agua.org/index.html and http://www.comunidadconnect.org/ Our good friends at Taylormade […]


Reforestation at Finca El Peten

One of the many benefits of cultivating organic coffee is the symbiotic relationship a healthy harvest has with the trees that shade the plantation. At Finca Java, we feel blessed with the opportunity to incorporate reforestation into our master plan for Finca El Peten. We have been planting indigenous hardwoods for the last four years, […]


Finca Java’s Commitment to Community

Finca Java was created 4 years ago as an endeavor to preserve and improve the environment through organic coffee cultivation and reforestation, support the local economy through job creation, and nurture a higher quality of life for those less fortunate in our community of Los Robles. By committing ourselves to practice organic permaculture at Finca […]


July 2011 – Planting season begins!

So much has happened since our last post, from the cultivation of our coffee trees to the exciting work we are doing in the community of Los Robles. In future posts, we will be sharing more detailed news of our efforts through images, videos, and updates. Currently, there are 50,000 coffee plants from our nursery […]


Christmas 2009 at Finca El Peten – 12/09

The holiday season was welcomed with high spirits this year on the farm.


Finca El Peten at SCAA conference 2009 in Atlanta – 04/09

John Thompson recently returned from Atlanta and the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s annual conference at the GA World Congress Center.


Nicaragua’s President Ortega visits Finca El Peten – 03/09

President Daniel Ortega showed up at the farm by helicopter to give a speech on self-sustainability and organic agriculture!


Finca El Peten hosted a party for the outgoing mayor – 01/09

We hosted a party for the outgoing mayor and all associated dignitaries this weekend at El Peten.


New Years party at Finca El Peten – 01/09

We hosted a New Year´s party for the new mayor, vice mayor, ministers of government agencies, and head of the local army base


International Permaculture Seminar at Finca El Peten – 08/08

Eighty-five agricultural engineers different countries descended on Finca El Peten for a diplomado on the merits of Permaculture.