Stone Cup Roasting
Nicaragua Los Vasques
|Roaster Location:||Chattanooga, Tennessee|
|Coffee Origin:||Madriz growing region, Nicaragua|
|Review Date:||December 2006|
Blind Assessment: Crisply acidy but big-bodied and lavishly chocolate-toned. Vanilla bean complicates the chocolate in the finish. A tactful match of roast to coffee.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2006 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed eighth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 87.48 from an international jury. Produced from trees of the Caturra variety at an elevation of approximately 4,000 feet on the Luis Alberto Vasquez farm. Stone Cup Roasting is a quality-oriented, boutique roasting company in the reviving and attractive city of Chattanooga. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Voluptuaries with an austere streak.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2006 tasting report: Price, Quality and Value: Questioning Competition Coffees