Fratello Coffee Roasters
Nicaragua Finca El Limoncillo Red Pacamara
|Roaster Location:||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Matagalpa, Nicaragua|
|Est. Price:||CAD $15.90/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2011|
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.
Notes: 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
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