Nicaragua Las Hermanas Fair-Trade Organic
|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Jinotega growing region, north-central Nicaragua|
|Review Date:||May 2010|
Sweet-toned, gently pungent aroma: orangy fruit, nut, hints of caramel and flowers. In the cup delicate acidity; silky mouthfeel; sweet cocoa, caramel and raisin notes with continued hints of flowers and orangy fruit. The clean, mildly sweet finish fades rather quickly.
This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from the small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Led by Fatima Ismael, Las Hermanas is an innovative group of female coffee farmers in Jinotega, Nicaragua who have organized to market and sell their coffee cooperatively. Founded in 1990 as a division of its parent company Pannikin Coffee and Tea, one of the West Coast's pioneering specialty coffee roasters, Cafe Moto is a second-generation family owned and operated business that encourages sustainability. Their slogan is, "We drink all we can, the rest we sell!" Visit
Who Should Drink It
A rather delicate, quietly complex dark-roasted cup with excellent environmental and social credentials.
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This review originally appeared in the May, 2010 tasting report: Micro to Macro: Southern California Coffees