Coffee Review - Nicaragua Finca El Limoncillo by Fratello Coffee
  • Fratello Coffee Roasters

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Nicaragua Finca El Limoncillo Red Pacamara

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2011
Origin: Matagalpa, Nicaragua Price: CAD $15.90/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Deep-toned, savory sweet. Nougat-like almond, port wine, leather, cedar in aroma and cup. Tartly rich acidity, smooth mouthfeel, balanced though simple finish.

Notes: From trees of the much-admired Pacamara variety, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a dwarf selection of the heirloom Bourbon variety. This coffee is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Calgary-based Fratello is a second-generation boutique coffee roaster owned by three brothers who focus on responsible trade relationships with coffee growers. Visit or call 800-944-2545 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A bit of a cigars-and-brandy style cup, deep, sweet but savory.


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