Nicaragua Hacienda Santa Clotilde by Origins Coffee Roasterie Review | CoffeeReview.com
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  • Origins Coffee Roasterie

    Cape Coral, Florida
  • Nicaragua Hacienda Santa Clotilde

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: November 2004
Origin: Matagalpa growing region, Nicaragua Price: NA
 

Blind Assessment: A past-crop green coffee that faded badly in storage before roasting. The dominating character is a pungency that reads as sweet pine in the aroma and a rather salty spice in the cup.

Notes: A prize winner in the 2003 (last year's) Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed twentieth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of just under 85 from an international jury. Produced from trees of the caturra variety of arabica on the Santa Clotilde farm at a growing altitude of approximately 3,600 feet. Now a past-crop coffee, it unfortunately shows its age. Origins Coffee Roasterie is a small-batch wholesale and retail specialty roaster serving southwestern Florida and beyond. Visit www.originscoffeeroasterie.com or call 239-542-2299 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Aficionados who may want to sample a coffee that doubtless was fine when freshly shipped from origin, but now is shadowed by a distinct past-crop character.

AROMA:7
ACIDITY:6
BODY:7
FLAVOR:6
AFTERTASTE:6
AGTRON:40/48


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