Terroir Select Coffees
Nicaragua Las Termopilas
|Roaster Location:||Acton, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Esteli Department, Nicaragua|
|Review Date:||October 2005|
Blind Assessment: Extraordinary aroma: high-toned, delicate but intense, lilac and a chocolaty lemon. The chocolate-lemon and floral notes carry into the cup, but are backgrounded by a sweet but intense acidity. Clean, sweet 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. Terroir is an artisan micro roaster selling only elite single-origin coffees, specializing in medium roast styles designed to foreground the character of the green coffee. Terroir is the creation of George Howell, one of the world's leading coffee visionaries and one of the innovators who founded the Cup of Excellence. Visit www.terroircoffee.com or call 866-444-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of intense dry white table wines.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2005 tasting report: Not for Beginners: Prize-Winning Latin American Coffees 2005