Nicaragua Maragogipe Organic by Thanksgiving Coffee Review |
  • Thanksgiving Coffee

    Fort Bragg, California
  • Nicaragua Maragogipe Organic

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: August 2004
Origin: Aranjuez, Nicaragua Price: $14.95/12oz

Blind Assessment: Complexly fruity and richly floral coffee - papaya, lemon, coffee fruit, hints of dusk-blooming flowers and chocolate, all ride a strong, balanced structure: good body, smooth mouthfeel, supple, sweet acidity.

Notes: Maragogipe is a botanical variety of the Arabica species that produces extremely large beans. It was first found growing near Maragogipe, Brazil in the early 20th century. This coffee is in fact from a hybrid consisting of Maragogipe crossed with the widely grown dwarf variety Caturra. This hybrid, which preserves the large bean size of Maragogipe but displays superior flavor, is labeled Maragocatur by Byron Corrales, the farmer who made the cross and produced this coffee on his farm in Aranjuez. One of the country's groundbreaking socially and environmentally progressive roasters, Thanksgiving has aimed to combine coffee quality with social and environmental responsibility long before the latter preoccupations became fashionable. Visit or call 800-648-6491 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of tropical austerity.


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