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Sustainability Award for Selva Negra | May 3, 2007

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The Selva Negra Estate in Matagalpa will receive the 2007 Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Sustainability Award in Long Beach, California.

This award recognizes companies that have created innovative projects to expand sustainability within the coffee world while inspiring others to initiate similar endeavors. Sustainable practices gain the respect of coffee industry peers

More than 8,000 specialty coffee producers, importers, roasters, manufacturers, brew masters, and coffee enthusiasts from more than 40 countries will converge at Long Beach, from May 4 to May 7 to attend the SCAA 19th Annual Conference & Exhibition.

Selva Negra received this award for the preservation of its forests, fauna and flora, and its efforts in ensuring the proper usage of its by-products, including, but not limited to the coffee wastewater, pulp, and husk.

One of its accomplishments is the generation of methane gas from the coffee wastewater, a project dating back to1989. Aside this, it also use cattle manure and human waste to generate methane gas.
Also from its solid waste Selva Negra produces over 4 million pounds of compost.

Selva Negra is a sustainable coffee plantation and mountain resort that welcomes tourists. From the food on the table in the lakeside restaurant to the flowers to decorate its cabins, everything needed to run this little kingdom is produced at Selva Negra.

Located at an average elevation of 4,300 feet in the highlands of central Nicaragua, the hills of Selva Negra are draped in green year round and the temperature is always comfortable. Fourteen trails, six of which are designed for horses, make this beautiful and pristine cloud forest easy to explore. For more information, see the listings in our Activity and Hotel Guides.