|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Esteli Department, Nicaragua|
|Review Date:||October 2005|
Blind Assessment: A quiet, very sweet, delicately chocolate-toned coffee. Caramel and chocolate tones dominate in aroma and cup, gently complicated by floral top notes. Slightly astringent in the long finish.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2005 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed 12th out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 86 from an international jury. Intelligentsia, under the leadership of coffee buyer Geoff Watts and president Doug Zell, has become a leading supporter and buyer of Cup of Excellence coffees. Visit www.intelligentsiacoffee.com or call 888-945-9786 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Austerely subtle chocolate-lovers.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2005 tasting report: Not for Beginners: Prize-Winning Latin American Coffees 2005