I cannot believe how long it has been since I’ve done a home roast. Well, I am not here to disappoint. I am back in full coffee roasting force and I’ve got a Nicaragua Nueva Segovia from Sweet Maria’s that I roasted up to review here.
This coffee, Nicaragua Nueva Segovia is said to be a
Complex cup with cinnamon, spiced cider, dark caramel, wild flowers, mint, & sage blossom.
I roasted this coffee to a Full City + which I later found out on Sweet Maria’s that Full City was the “sweet spot” for this coffee. I roasted this a tad darker but let’s see how it holds up.
Very quickly a beautiful aroma arose. Wild flowers jumped out of the cup along with caramel hints, spice, and dried raisin.
Cup starts of with an explosion of acidity and wild flowers then moves to an intense sweetness, chocolate, and caramel notes. As the coffee cools a dried raisin note can be found.
After each sip I do get a bit of a caramel chocolate mix lingering on my tongue. Overall, the coffee has a nice medium body and leaves me with a clean crisp feeling.
I think roasting between a Full City and a Full City + is definitely best. If you go any lighter it will probably end in a bitter cup.
Grade: SHG (Strictly Hard Bean)
Region: Mozonte/Nueva Segovia
Varietal: Catuai, Yellow and Red