Coffee Review - Nicaraguan Los Placeres from Fratello Coffee
  • Fratello Coffee Roasters

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Nicaraguan Los Placeres Estate

Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2010
Origin: Matagalpa, Nicaragua Price: CAD $29.35 /32 oz.

Blind Assessment: Crisp and refined aroma: butter, nut, and delicate hints of aromatic wood and baking spices. Penetrating, fruit-toned acidity, silky mouthfeel and delicate flavors that suggest orange, flowers, peas and nut. Aromatic wood remerges in the finish, along with a dry, orange-toned chocolate in the long.

Notes: This coffee is made up entirely of the Caturra variety of Arabica and is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Calgary-based Fratello is a second-generation boutique coffee roaster owned by three brothers who focus on responsible trade relationships with coffee growers. Visit or call 800-944-2545 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Delicately complex in the cup, with reassuring environmental credentials.


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