Old Soul Co.
Nicaragua Pacamara Reserve Los Congos
|Roaster Location:||Sacramento, California|
|Coffee Origin:||San Fernando, Nueva Segovia region, Nicaragua.|
|Est. Price:||$18.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2014|
Blind Assessment: Deep, sweetly pungent, intricate. Black currant, jasmine, banana sweetness, minty dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Richly rounded acidity; full, buttery mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly chocolate and black currant, lasts far into the long 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 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 prefer depth and resonance to brightness in an engagingly complex coffee.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2014 tasting report: Geshas and the Rest: Single-Variety, Single-Lot Coffees