Nicaragua Selva Negra by Greyfriar's Coffee and Tea Review |
  • Greyfriar's Coffee and Tea

    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Nicaragua Selva Negra

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: July 2008
Origin: Segovia growing region, Nicaragua. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Rich, deep, sweetly low-toned coffee. Nut, cedar, hints of orange and chocolate in the aroma. In the cup syrupy in mouthfeel with continued hints of nut, cedar, molasses, and a cocoa-buttery chocolate. Simple but sweet finish.

Notes: The name Selva Negra (Black Forest) reflects the nostalgia of this pioneering coffee farm's 19th century German founders. In the 21st century its fourth-generation owners have reinvented Selva Negra as a celebrated agri-tourism destination, a completely self-sufficient, sustainable farm community with extensive forest reserves and a very characteristic Nicaragua coffee. Greyfriar's is a small-batch, artisan coffee roaster with a cafe in Chattanooga, Tennessee and an Internet presence under the name Rare Coffee. Visit or call 423-267-0376 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A moderately dark roast rounds an already agreeably full-bodied, low-toned coffee.


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