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Reunion Island Coffee

Los Congos Washed

Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Origin: Nueva Segovia growing region, Nicaragua

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: CAD $18.00/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2017

Agtron: 56/67

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Cohesive, intricately bittersweet. Dried hibiscus, nutmeg, maple syrup, baker’s chocolate, peach in aroma and cup. Balanced, bittersweet structure; full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp finish is redolent of hibiscus and maple syrup notes in the short and chocolate in the long, with undertones of nutmeg.

Notes:

This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a tasting of 55 Nicaragua coffees for Coffee Review‘s October 2017 tasting report. Produced by the Paguagua family entirely from trees of the rare, bold-beaned Pacamara variety of Arabica. Processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Reunion Island Coffee is a quality-oriented roasting company founded by Canadian specialty coffee veteran Peter Pesce. Visit www.reunionislandcoffee.com or call 800-565-5950 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A crisp, balanced sweet-toned cup with the intrigue of pleasingly bitter floral and herb notes.


This review originally appeared in the October, 2017 tasting report: The New Nicaragua: Direct Trade Coffees Rule

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