Nicaragua El Rosario (Cup of Excellence)
|Roaster Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coffee Origin:||Jinotega growing region, central Nicaragua|
|Review Date:||August 2004|
High-toned fruit - pineapple or tamarind - in the aroma. In the cup medium bodied and mid-toned, with refined, sweetly smooth acidity and subtle, subdued notes of nut, orange and tamarind.
Cup of Excellence winners are green coffees that have been awarded ratings of over 80 by juries of international cuppers and auctioned to roasters on the Internet. This coffee was awarded a rating of 83 by the jury at the 2003 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who value complex understatement.
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This review originally appeared in the August, 2004 tasting report: Nicaragua: Sweet, Round and Progressive