Intelligentsia Coffee

Nicaragua Las Termopilas

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Origin: Esteli Department, Nicaragua

Roast: Medium

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Review Date: October 2005

Agtron: 54/64

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

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.


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

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