Maintaining a high level of social and environmental responsibility has always been a standard of Recreo. A commitment to quality of product is only sustainable by simultaneously committing to a high ethical baseline, from which, we refuse to deviate. Our single origin coffee is grown and harvested on our family farm in Jinotega, Nicaragua and can frequently be seen being roasted locally, by Hector in West Roxbury. Our coffee is Rainforest Alliance certified, where we utilize farming techniques that treat the land and our employees on it, with kindness and care.

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston Carlos Leana Morales

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston Carlos Leana Morales

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston

"We are committed to improving the lives of our workers and the community of Jinotega, Nicaragua."

It is simply not enough to serve as an environmental advocate. At Recreo we believe in giving back to those that spend their days working with us. Insisting upon a healthy, holistic workplace, gives all of our employees a sense of pride and confidence. All of our employees receive free housing, 3 meals a day, education for them and their children, medical care and an opportunity to learn and expand their presence within or beyond Recreo. By reinvesting in our workforce, we create community, lend support and a chance at a better life for all of the Recreo family.

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston

To fulfill our vision of practicing social and environmental stewardship, we have focused our efforts into three primary aspects of our workers lives.

 

The School For Technical Training

Purpose:
To educate workers and technicians to instill and utilize sustainable practices.

Our School for Technical Training proudly opens its doors to a multitude of engineers, technicians and instructors to provide education in every aspect of the coffee business. The school offers multiple levels of instruction, both short and long courses and seminars to farm workers and outside students. The totality of the course is dependent upon the desired level of inclusion by the individual. However, it is no understatement to call it all encompassing, we cover all the ground from proper soil management to repeatable, sustainable growth and harvesting practices, roasting, cupping, all the way as far as negotiation tactics for obtaining a fair price upon sale.

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston

Children's School

Purpose:
To educate and emphasize family values to the children of our employees.

Our Children's School educates and cares for the children of our permanent families at the farm. Within the school the children are presented with modern education, teaching them to read and write, understand math, social skills and so much more. By offering a nurturing, loving educational environment, the students learn a sense of community and respect, we are certain they will carry with them as they grow and find their futures.

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston

Health Center

Purpose:
Caring for the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families.

Our employee's and their family's safety is of the upmost importance to us. Life on the farm can be rigorous and time consuming, which is why we opened our Health Center. Doctors and Nurses are available to offer treatment, advise and medications as needed. The medical professionals also reenforce the importance of a healthy, nutritious diet and work safety practices.

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston

El Recreo Estate single origin coffee from jinotega nicaragua with cafes in west roxbury and city hall in boston