|Roaster Location:||Washington, D.C.|
|Coffee Origin:||Dipilto, Nicaragua|
|Est. Price:||$15.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2020|
Blind Assessment: Intensely fruit- and spice-toned. Lychee, hibiscus flowers, cocoa nib, lemon verbena, a hint of cumin in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with gently lively acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The fresh, crisp finish centers around lychee, hibiscus and cocoa nib.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 18 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2020. The coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees roasted by Black-owned coffee companies for Coffee Review’s August 2020 report. Produced by Samuel Zevala Gonzalez entirely of the big-beaned Maracaturra variety of Arabica and processed by the honey method, in which some fruit flesh (“honey”) is allowed to adhere to the beans during drying. Dávila Kafe was founded by David and Gaïna Dávila to highlight coffees from the underrepresented origins of Haiti and Nicaragua. Visit www.davilakafe.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A big, confident Maracaturra cup from Nicaragua with nuanced savory notes underpinning richly sweet fruit and herb leanings.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2020 tasting report: Recognizing Coffees from Black-owned Coffee Companies