Nicaragua Jinotega Fincas Mierisch La Escondida Red Pacamara
|Roaster Location:||Taipai, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Jinotega Department, Nicaragua|
|Est. Price:||$16.00/150 grams|
|Review Date:||November 2022|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly savory, uniquely composed. Ripe tomato, Meyer lemon zest, caramel, baking chocolate, redwood in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with delicately bright acidity; silky-smooth mouthfeel. Caramel and Meyer lemon zest lead in the sweetly tart finish.
Notes: Produced by the Mierisch family entirely of the Red Pacamara variety of Arabica, and processed by the traditional washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). Self-taught roaster Sean Tung is interested in bringing medium-roast coffee with depth and balance to his customers at Sucré Beans, a roastery and café in Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/SUCREBEANS/.
The Bottom Line: An unusually structured Nicaragua Red Pacamara cup with umami-like notes as a throughline and bright citrus underneath, both supported by a caramelly sweetness.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2022 tasting report: Celebrating Traditional Excellence: Classic Coffees from Central America