Fratello Coffee Roasters

Nicaragua Finca El Limoncillo Red Pacamara

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Origin: Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: CAD $15.90/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2011

Agtron: 57/71

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Deep-toned, savory sweet. Nougat-like almond, port wine, leather, cedar in aroma and cup. Tartly rich acidity, smooth mouthfeel, balanced though simple finish.


From trees of the much-admired Pacamara variety, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a dwarf selection of the heirloom Bourbon variety. This coffee is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Calgary-based Fratello is a second-generation boutique coffee roaster owned by three brothers who focus on responsible trade relationships with coffee growers. Visit www.fratellocoffee.com or call 800-944-2545 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A bit of a cigars-and-brandy style cup, deep, sweet but savory.

This review originally appeared in the August, 2011 tasting report: Nicaragua: Continuity and Innovation

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