Coffee Review - Ecuador La Bendicion by Beansmith Coffee
  • Beansmith Coffee

    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Ecuador La Bendicion de Dios & El Nogel

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador. Price: $25.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Bright, crisp, floral. Sweet flowers (honeysuckle, narcissus), honey, tart tangerine, roasted cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Bright, nuanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Very soft, gently flavor-saturated finish.

Notes: First prize winner at Ecuador’s Taza Dorada (Golden Cup) 2012 competition for green (unroasted) coffee. Beansmith Coffee is a small-batch roasting company located in La Vista, Nebraska that believes that coffee drinkers should know as much as they can about the coffee they drink, and that there is a story behind every cup, one worth exploring. Visit or call 866-663-5295 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Superbly refined Latin American style breakfast cup should please any drinker of light- to medium-roasted coffees. The sweetly tart citrus and crisp cocoa give just enough grounding authority to the soft, enveloping floral character.


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