Organic/Fair Trade Nicaragua
|Roaster Location:||Amherst, New Hampshire|
|Review Date:||August 2004|
Blind Assessment: Delicately pungent, richly balanced aroma with excellent dimension and tickles of pear and chocolate. Comfortable in the cup, balanced, with an almost sugary sweetness. Caramel and chocolate undercurrents, but basically a coffee that charms with quiet completeness rather than excites with complexity.
Notes: Certified organically grown and Fair-Traded, meaning the farmer was paid a formula-defined 'fair' price for his coffee. A&E Roastery is a small-batch wholesale roaster specializing in custom roasting with an emphasis on Fair-Trade certified coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of honest, simple desserts.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2004 tasting report: Nicaragua: Sweet, Round and Progressive