Santa Isabel 2007 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence by Montana Coffee Traders Review |
  • Montana Coffee Traders

    Whitefish, Montana
  • Santa Isabel 2007 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: October 2007
Origin: Nueva Segovia growing region, Nicaragua. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: As roasted here, a coffee most impressive for its big body and balanced structure. Deep, sweet aroma with honey and cherry notes and hints of cedar and chocolate. Sweet in the cup with quiet acidity, syrupy body, floral-toned honey and a hint of chocolate. Round, rich, simple finish.

Notes: A prize winner in the 2007 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence ( competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee, farmer Jaime Armando Lovo's selection placed fifth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 90.6 from an international jury. Montana Coffee Traders ("How You Bean, Man!") is a small-batch, quality-oriented roaster located in high northwestern Montana, near Glacier Park. Visit or call 800-345-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy big, deep, roast-rounded coffees.


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