Stauf's Coffee Roasters

Nicaragua SHG

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Origin: Matagalpa and Jinotega growing regions, Nicaragua

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $16.00/16 ounces

Review Date: August 2011

Agtron: 50/61

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Full, deep, syrupy. Aromatic wood, dark chocolate, almond, orange in aroma and cup. Rich, roundly expressed acidity, big body. Long, sweet, slightly drying finish saturated with dark chocolate and orange.


The acronym SHG (Strictly High Grown) is a grade designation for the highest grade of Nicaragua coffee. This classic Nicaragua combines coffees from the admired Matagalpa and Jinotega growing regions blended by the exporter in green, unroasted form. Stauf’s is a micro-roaster in Columbus, Ohio founded in 1988 and serving wholesale and retail customers throughout the country. Visit www.staufs.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Exemplary Nicaragua: rich, robust, deep-toned.

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

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