|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Madriz growing region, Nicaragua|
|Review Date:||December 2006|
Blind Assessment: Huge body, luscious Belgian chocolate flavor with plenty of supporting acidity. Vanilla bean along with the chocolate in the finish. Roast is perfectly matched to the 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. Stumptown Coffee is a small-batch premium roasting company that wholesales its coffees as well as serves them custom brewed by the cup in its Portland cafes. Under the youthful and enthusiastic leadership of Duane Sorenson, Stumptown has become a leading buyer and supporter of competition-winning coffees. Visit www.stumptowncoffee.com or call 503-230-7797 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : A hedonist?s delight. Fans of Australian Shiraz or big California Zins will dote on it.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2006 tasting report: Price, Quality and Value: Questioning Competition Coffees