Las Chicas del Cafe
Nicaragua Espresso del Patron
|Roaster Location:||London, Ontario, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Las Sabanas Municipality, Madriz Department, Nicaragua|
|Est. Price:||CAD $15.00/454 grams|
|Review Date:||November 2016|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Sturdy, balanced, chocolaty. All three reviewers (John DiRuocco 92, Jen Apodaca 94, Ken 92) cited caramel and chocolate; two read a particularly sweet orange (Ken called it orange marmalade). A “chocolate bomb” for John in three parts milk; for Ken the chocolate continued ripely orange-toned.
Notes: El Patron Espresso is a blend of wet-processed or “washed” and dried-in the-fruit or “natural”-processed coffees from heirloom Bourbon trees grown on AromaNica farm in Nicaragua. This coffee tied for the top rating in a tasting of single-origin espressos from the Americas for Coffee Review‘s November 2016 tasting report. Sisters Maria Fiallos and Valeria Fiallos-Soliman founded Las Chicas del Café, a Canadian-based roaster specializing in coffee from the family farm. Visit www.laschicasdelcafe.com or call 519-652-3642 for more information.
The Bottom Line : A darkish medium roast develops the chocolate and caramel in this solid, accessible espresso.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2016 tasting report: New-World Espressos: Single-Origin Espressos from the Americas