Greyfriar's Coffee and Tea
Nicaragua Selva Negra
|Roaster Location:||Chattanooga, Tennessee|
|Coffee Origin:||Segovia growing region, Nicaragua.|
|Review Date:||July 2008|
Blind Assessment: Rich, deep, sweetly low-toned coffee. Nut, cedar, hints of orange and chocolate in the aroma. In the cup syrupy in mouthfeel with continued hints of nut, cedar, molasses, and a cocoa-buttery chocolate. Simple but sweet finish.
Notes: The name Selva Negra (Black Forest) reflects the nostalgia of this pioneering coffee farm's 19th century German founders. In the 21st century its fourth-generation owners have reinvented Selva Negra as a celebrated agri-tourism destination, a completely self-sufficient, sustainable farm community with extensive forest reserves and a very characteristic Nicaragua coffee. Greyfriar's is a small-batch, artisan coffee roaster with a cafe in Chattanooga, Tennessee and an Internet presence under the name Rare Coffee. Visit
Who Should Drink It : A moderately dark roast rounds an already agreeably full-bodied, low-toned coffee.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2008 tasting report: Readers' Choice 2008: Hearty Coffee from the Heartlands