Nicaragua Mozonte ‘Elephant Bean’ Natural
|Roaster Location:||Torrington, Connecticut|
|Coffee Origin:||Nueva Segovia growing region, Nicaragua.|
|Est. Price:||$13.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2014|
Blind Assessment: Delicately rich, savory-sweet. Orange, baker’s chocolate, hazelnut, hints of musk and oregano in aroma and cup. Gently crisp acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around orange and musk in a balanced, resonant finish.
Notes: “Elephant bean” is loosely used to describe any coffee with super-large beans. In this case the coffee is a Maracaturra, a relatively recently developed cross between the huge-beaned Maragogipe and the compact-growing Caturra varieties of Arabica. This is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Produced on Un Regalo de Dios, an award-winning farm operated by Luis Alberto. Giv COFFEE is dedicated to three goals: to provide quality coffee, to provide a fair price to farmers, and to give back to those in need. Giv COFFEE donates two dollars of every retail bag sold. Visit www.givcoffee.com or call 860-874-5301 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : Those aficionados interested in sampling a particularly fine version of the huge-beaned Maracaturra.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2014 tasting report: Geshas and the Rest: Single-Variety, Single-Lot Coffees