How do Nicaraguans prepare coffee? Where to get green beans?
I've found that I can drink arabica coffee and have a hot air popcorn popper for roasting it, and ordered an Aeropress and screen mesh filter and a small hand grinder. I'm going to see if I can get local growers to sell me either parchment or cleaned green beans but so far have been playing with the better grade of local market beans (29 to 30 Cordobas a pound, last year's crop). Roasting to something between City Roast and City Roast Plus.
Costa Ricans traditionally used a chorreador (http://www.chorreador.com/use-care.html for details) and one of my friends uses that. I think I've seen cloth filters somewhere, but they're not currently in either of my usual supermarkets in Jinotega. I can always head to Matagalpa and see if they're there.
I have a Mr. Coffee but would like to try some other ways of preparing coffee, including what might be traditional here (other than percolators).
Also, has anyone had any luck with buying and roasting green beans from other sources or in other markets?
I've found that the local market beans generally peak about three days after roasting and that the supermarket shelf whole roasted beans are not really that interesting. We do have some roasters in Jinotega, but I haven't tried any other than Soprexxa yet.