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Dragonfly Coffee Roasters

Nicaragua Pacamara Reserve Los Congos

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Origin: San Fernando, Nueva Segovia region, Nicaragua.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2014

Agtron: 57/73

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Exotically pungent, deep, intricate. Strawberry, mint, dark chocolate, banana, musky flowers, a faint hint of brandy in aroma and cup. Deep, backgrounded but vibrant acidity; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Chocolate in particular carries into a sweet, resonant finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as a tie for the #29 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2014.  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” 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. Los Congos, established in 1997, is an award-winning farm run by the Paguaga family, leading Nicaragua coffee producers for several generations. Dragonfly Coffee is a Boulder, Colorado based micro-roaster that produces high-quality coffees and supports worthy causes. Visit www.dragonflycoffeeroasters.com or call 303-579-2154 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer richness and low-toned intricacy in a coffee with a distinctive sensory profile and big, dramatic beans.

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