Thursday, September 1, 2011

Feature Bean: Los Placeres Estate (Nicaraguan)

Fratello Coffee Roasters
Address: 4201-9th Street S.E
Neighbourhood: Calgary, AB
website, @twitter, Tel:1-800-465-7227

Second bag to be from the Calgary Roasters.
They were quite generous, and as such I hosted a coffee party with 10 people last month. The Coffees were quite the hit.
The Goods
Machine: Hario V60 02
Grinder: Hario Slim Handgrinder
Beans: Nicaraguan Los Placeres Estate - Direct Trade
Composition: Single Estate
Roasters: Fratello Coffee
Located: Calgary, AB
Specifications: Rainforest Alliance.

Verdict: Cherry Cola Pop with a smooth velvet finish. Similar to good caramel as it melts in your mouth. This sweetness is attributed to the honey process - where some of the pulp is left on to dried creating sweet burst of extra flavour. It's really good, especially paired with apricot shortbread cookies.
Information from Fratello: Aromas of caramelized cherries, a delicate buttery body, flavors of milk chocolate & pecans with a clean lingering grape acidity.
  • Region: Matagalpa, Yasica Norte
  • Varietal: 100% Caturra,
  • Processing: Honey Prep / Sun Dried
  • Altitude: 4950 feet
  • Roast Profile: Agtron 50
  • Harvest Season: Late March / Early April


  1. I must have this coffee after reading this:

    "Cherry Cola Pop with a smooth velvet finish"

    Love your description of this coffee by the way. Must get some of this soon.

  2. Thanks Jamie!
    You have to get this your hands on this soon!