Thanksgiving Coffee

Nicaragua Flor de Jinotega FTO

Location: Fort Bragg, California

Origin: Jinotega, Nicaragua

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $13.00/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2011

Agtron: 49/55

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweet-toned, round, deep. Roasted nut, grapy fruit, dark chocolate, a brightening hint of lemon. Soft, muted acidity; syrupy mouthfeel; smooth finish.


This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. Flor de Jinotega is grown in the mountains above the regional capital Jinotega by the farmers of SOPPEXCCA Coop under the protective shade of bananas, mangos, and mahogany, and adjoining dense forests providing home to rare orchids and winter habitat for migratory songbirds. One of the country’s pioneering socially and environmentally progressive roasters, Thanksgiving aimed to combine coffee quality with social and environmental responsibility many years before the latter preoccupations became fashionable. Visit www.thanksgivingcoffee.com or call 800-648-6491 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer quiet depth to bright acidity with a bonus of impressive social and environmental credentials.

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

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