Ecuador La Bendicion de Dios & El Nogel
|Roaster Location:||Omaha, Nebraska|
|Coffee Origin:||Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador.|
|Est. Price:||$25.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||January 2013|
Blind Assessment: Bright, crisp, floral. Sweet flowers (honeysuckle, narcissus), honey, tart tangerine, roasted cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Bright, nuanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Very soft, gently flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: First prize winner at Ecuador’s Taza Dorada (Golden Cup) 2012 competition for green (unroasted) coffee. Beansmith Coffee is a small-batch roasting company located in La Vista, Nebraska that believes that coffee drinkers should know as much as they can about the coffee they drink, and that there is a story behind every cup, one worth exploring. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Superbly refined Latin American style breakfast cup should please any drinker of light- to medium-roasted coffees. The sweetly tart citrus and crisp cocoa give just enough grounding authority to the soft, enveloping floral character.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2013 tasting report: Readers' Nominations: Trends and Successes