Las Chicas Del Café
El Patron Nicaragua Espresso
|Roaster Location:||London, Ontario, Canada|
|Est. Price:||CAD $13.00/16 ounces (454 grams)|
|Review Date:||May 2011|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Great depth and range of sensation. Between Ken (94) and co-taster Sean Kohmescher (94) about a dozen aroma/flavor descriptors surfaced, most circling around fruit (stone fruit, wine grape, berry) and nut-toned dark chocolate. Medium to full body; silky/syrupy mouthfeel; crisply dry, flavor-saturated finish. Balanced, chocolaty and berryish in two parts milk.
Notes: El Patron Espresso is a blend of wet-processed and dried-in the-fruit coffees from heirloom Bourbon trees produced on Nicaragua’s AromaNica farm. Sisters Maria Fiallos and Valeria Fiallos-Soliman founded Las Chicas del Café, a Canadian-based roaster specializing in coffee from the family farm. Visit
Who Should Drink It: For single-origin espresso aficionados this one may be a surprise (it was for us), with the dry depth and dark chocolate we associate with Brazils supporting a brighter fruit we associate with washed Centrals or East Africas. Go Nicaragua.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2011 tasting report: Single-Origin Espressos