On my recent trip to Nicaragua, I was fortunate to have a chance to meet Lili and Georges Duriaux-Chavarría, owners of Finca El Jaguar, a forest reserve and shade coffee farm in Jinotega. They were completely charming, and I was impressed with their devotion to bird conservation. We weren't able to visit Finca El Jaguar this time, but definitely plan to do some bird banding there on our next trip.
Eco-Index, an online compilation of Neotropical conservation projects provided by Rainforest Alliance, has a really nice interview with Georges which describes their work with sustainable coffee, community, and conservation. Please check it out.
I've reviewed their organic, Rainforest Alliance certified coffee, which is available from Allegro Coffee Roasters at Whole Foods. Great coffee from great people and a great place. You can't beat that.