Torreo Coffee Roasters
Nicaragua El Progresso COE Lot #1
|Roaster Location:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Coffee Origin:||Nueva Segovia growing region, Nicaragua.|
|Review Date:||December 2006|
Blind Assessment: Cocoa and dark chocolate aroma, vigorous flavors of dark chocolate laced with cherry, medium-full body, intense, focused acidity, great purity. Ideally roasted.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2006 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed first out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 91.6 from an international jury. Produced from trees of the Caturra and Catuai varieties at an elevation of approximately 5,000 feet by farmer Jos? Noel Talavera on his El Progresso farm. Torreo Coffee Roasters is a Philadelphia-based small-batch artisan roasting company specializing in high-end coffees brought to light to medium roast levels designed to foreground the character of the green coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Anyone who wants to experience just how great coffee from Nicaragua, an often underappreciated origin, can be.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2006 tasting report: Price, Quality and Value: Questioning Competition Coffees