The Gourmet Coffee Bean
Santa Fe Plantation Nicargua Maderas
|Roaster Location:||Denver, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Jinotega growing region, central Nicaragua|
|Review Date:||August 2004|
The aroma is rather flat and charred, but the cup is sweetly roasty with some nut and cleanly bracing burned tones, together with a sweetly tart fruit -- orange perhaps, or ripe pineapple.
This coffee is both grown and roasted by the Rondon family of Nicaragua. This particular sample apparently was roasted and packaged in Nicaragua, but the Rondons are now roasting in Denver, Colorado. This sample was a bit flat in the aroma, which suggests that it suffered a bit in its post-roast journey from Nicaragua. It was nominated by reader Jeffrey Nee who serves it in his restaurant in Boise, Idaho. Call 303-922-1238 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Lovers of light-bodied dark roasts that maintain shimmers of fruity complexity.
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This review originally appeared in the August, 2004 tasting report: Nicaragua: Sweet, Round and Progressive