Cafe Grumpy

Nicaragua Santa Teresa

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Origin: Nueva Segovia growing region, Nicaragua.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2011

Agtron: 58/77

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

A deep, rich, intense acidity dominates the profile. Complex lemon-and-orange citrus, fresh-cut fir, ripe tomato in aroma and cup. Impressively rich, syrupy mouthfeel. Clean, dry finish.


This offering from Santa Teresa, Luis Joaquin Lovo’s farm, consists of Caturra and Yellow Catuai varieties of Arabica. An integral part of New York’s coffee renaissance, Brooklyn based Café Grumpy opened its first café in 2005 and has since expanded to four locations, including their own roasting facility. Visit www.cafegrumpy.com or call 718-349-7623 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy grandly acidy, big-bodied medium-roasted coffees.

This review originally appeared in the August, 2011 tasting report: Nicaragua: Continuity and Innovation

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