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Dragonfly Coffee Roasters

Nicaragua Cafe Vidita Los Congos Pacamara Natural

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Origin: Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2015

Agtron: 63/91

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Complex, pungently juicy. Rose-like flowers, roasted cacao nib, candied lemon, mulberry in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned, softly lively acidity; plush, satiny mouthfeel. Deep and flavor-saturated in the finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 3 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2015. This lot is comprised entirely of the much admired, bold-bean Pacamara variety of Arabica, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon. This is a dry-processed or “natural” version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Los Congos, established in 1997, is an award-winning farm run by the Paguaga family, leading Nicaraguan coffee producers for several generations. Dragonfly Coffee is a Boulder, Colorado-based micro-roaster that produces high-quality coffees and supports worthy causes. Visit www.dragonflycoffeeroasters.com or call 303-579-2154 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Superb dried-in-the-fruit Pacamara: deep, resonant, complexly layered, original.