San Rafael Coffee Company gets reviewed Online

San Rafael Coffee Company is very proud to announce that our Espresso has been rated very highly on Among the coffee community this is a great achievement to score a 93, which for espresso is a very high number. Reading the review you will notice our espresso is a single origin Nicaragua bean with wonderful cupping characteristics scoring us high on aroma and flavor.

Nicaragua Selva Negra Espresso

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2010
Origin: Matagalpa, Nicaragua Price: $18.00/16 oz.

Blind Assessment:

Complex layers of flavor in the small cup, including sweet lemon, nut, cocoa and flowers. A sweet concentrated fruit note lingers deeply into the finish. In two parts milk the profile softens and rounds, with flowers still evident and the chocolate taking on a spicy character.


This coffee is certified organically grown and Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Produced on the Selva Negra (Black Forest) farm, a name that reflects the nostalgia of this pioneering coffee farm’s 19th-century German founders. In the 21st century its fourth-generation owners have reinvented Selva Negra as a celebrated agri-tourism destination, a completely self-sufficient, sustainable farm community with extensive forest reserves and a very characteristic Nicaragua coffee. Nevada-based San Rafael Coffee Company is a family owned café and roastery that donates proceeds from the sales of their coffees to humanitarian and missionary work in Nicaragua.

Who Should Drink It:

Lovers of particularly complex single-origin espressos.

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