The rustic style furniture in the breakfast and café area of Mansion de Chocolate is actually made from wood that has been pruned from mature coffee bushes.  The wood is incredibly dense and insect resistant.  This kind of furniture is not very common in Nicaragua, but we found a lovely family in Catarina, a town about 20 minutes from Granada, that makes this sort of furniture.  We subsequently learned that most of our craftsperson’s extended family adopted her techniques and make similar sort of furniture, but we still believe that the original is the best.