Nicaragua Las Hermanas FTO
|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Jinotega growing region, north-central Nicaragua.|
|Est. Price:||$14.57/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2014|
Blind Assessment: Gently roasty; pungent yet balanced. Nut-toned chocolate, cedar, prune, chrysanthemum in aroma and cup. Roast-rounded but rich acidity. Plush mouthfeel. Chocolate carries into a round, rich finish.
Notes: 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 that has organized to market and sell its coffee cooperatively. This coffee tied for third-place honors in the Central America and Mexico category at the 2014 HarVee awards for retail-roasted renditions of green coffees imported to North America by Sustainable Harvest Specialty Coffee Importers. 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. Its slogan is “We drink all we can, the rest we sell!” Visit www.cafemoto.com or call 800-818-3363 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A fine choice for those who enjoy a coffee with a roast note that complements without overwhelming the underlying character of the coffee.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2014 tasting report: Roast, Variety, Sustainability: HarVee Awards Coffees 2014