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Las Chicas Del Cafe

Don Rey’s Private Reserve Bourbon, City Roast

Location: London, Ontario, Canada

Origin: Nicaragua.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price:

Review Date: July 2009

Agtron: 52/69

Aroma: 7

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Enthusiastic co-cupper Andy Newbom (89) found this deep, chocolate-leaning coffee luxurious (“sweet and heavy lidded aroma”), balanced (“all-over tongue-hugger”), and complex (“smooth and sultry dark chocolate … with a hint of lemon/orange and a dash of florals).” Ken (88) noted a pungent fruit that definitely suggested a nut- and peach-toned dark chocolate, but found a bit less complexity than did Andy.

Notes:

This coffee is made up entirely of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica. Las Chicas del Cafe is a Canadian-based roaster specializing in coffee from their family owned farm AromaNica Coffees in Nicaragua. Visit www.laschicasdelcafe.com or call 519-652-3642 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who like the name, the story, and dark chocolate.


This review originally appeared in the July, 2009 tasting report: Botany and the Cup: The Bourbon Conundrum

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