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Old Soul Co.

Nicaragua Pacamara Los Congos Lot #8

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: San Fernando, Nueva Segovia region, Nicaragua

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $20.00/250 grams

Review Date: December 2015

Agtron: 68/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, sweetly pungent, spicy. Crisp peach, black tea, magnolia-like flowers and lemon zest in aroma and cup. Juicy, bright acidity; lightly silky mouthfeel. Peach, black tea and floral notes carry deep into a crisply sweet finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 19 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2015.  This lot is comprised entirely of the much admired, bold-bean Pacamara variety of Arabica, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon. This is a dry-processed or “natural” version, 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. Los Congos, established in 1997, is an award-winning farm run by the Paguaga family, leading coffee producers for several generations. Old Soul is a roastery, bakery and crafter of artisan goods dedicated to quality in every form. Visit www.oldsoulco.com or call 916-443-7685 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who appreciate a complex, elegant, sweetly spicy Pacamara cup.


This review originally appeared in the December, 2015 tasting report: Holiday Coffees 2015

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