Improving consistency and quality of coffee to support entire communities.

Volunteer on a coffee farm

Boca de Lobo is a Nicaraguan based project aimed to improve consistency and quality of coffee produced here to be able to link producers to markets to support entire communities in an economic, social and environmental way. We are developing this model on a farm, El Árbol in Dipilto, that we co-own ourselves to serve as a proof of concept. The ultimate goal is to share this with surrounding farms that have the same view on eco-agriculture. We open the gates to the finca so you can experience the culture of the coffee lands of Nueva Segovia, in the north of Nicaragua from up close.

Long-term Volunteer

You don’t mind to jump into rain boots for some days and getting your hands dirty? You’re flexible when it comes to working hours and daily structures? You like animals and are ready to take over some responsibilities within our project? Last but not least – you’re happy to connect to coffee plants instead of your WIFI? Then you might be the perfect match for long-term volunteering here and we are happy to receive your personal application. — More info coming soon, get in contact with us for further questions.

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short-term volunteer

Our main goal is for you to integrate into the small community, that’s why we request a stay of at least 3 weeks. As a farm we don’t demand any working hours. It’s up to you to see how you make this integration happen. The coffee farm, garden and animals can be a way to do it, but so can cooking, teaching, talking, playing games,… We’ll be there guiding you on your path of course. — Find out more by clicking on the image above.

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COMING SOON: You feel addressed when reading through our volunteering programs but no time left for a 3 weeks escape from busy daily life? No worries, we’ve put in place some experiences – happening on the farm or in the official coffee school – that give you a deeper insight into the culture in a shorter visit (half a day to a couple of days).

Improving consistency and quality of coffee to be able to link producers to markets to support entire communities in an economic, social and environmental way.

The activities on the farm

This is an estimate of the split of what we're doing at this time of year
Life on a coffee farm shouldn't revolve only around coffee

last update Oktober 29, 2018

  • Depending on the time of the year: preparing the soil, seeding, planting, pruning, fertilizing, harvesting, processing, drying,… Picking season is coming!

  • We're getting ready for seeding and planting, the results of the soil analysis are to be expected soon.

  • On the farm there are chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea hens, also 2 dogs and 5 cats. In the future we’re looking to establish a laguna for fish and a pen for goats, maybe get a cow too. We're getting ready to have some beehives on the farm too, but first we need to have the environment ready.

  • Building two rooms in adobe, a footbridge over a small creek, a floor in the main house, another covered drying area,...

WHO ARE WE?

A little bit about us. We have set-up this project and we will help you make the most of it, we are however not the people you are going to spend most of your time with. The community of people on the farm are the ones you're going to live with. If you want to read more about what made us start this project, click on the 'About us' section in the top menu.

CLAUDIA LOVO

Nicaraguense
Claudia is the origin of Boca de Lobo. Coffee producer, coffee cupper, coffee seller, but most of all a people person with a deep rooted love for nature.

TIM WILLEMS

Belgian
With Tim it’s a lot about coffee, but even more about giving back. Coffee as a tool, a really delicious one, to empower others with a profound sense of fairness.

Help build this project by spending some training time with us on your next trip to Nicaragua or help us build our set of training aids.

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