NDS | Nicaragua Dipilto San Ramon
Balanced Profile | Light-medium roast
Tasting Notes: Jasmine, Lemon, Butterscotch
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
Finca San Ramon sits in the Nueva Segovia region of northern Nicaragua, close to the border with Honduras. Owner Donald Efrain Roque (pictured) purchased the farm in the 1990s, and named it in honor of his father, Ramon Roque. He has since grown the farm by acquiring more lots over the years. Sr. Roque focuses on growing high quality lots with interesting varietals.
Donald Efren Roque
1300 - 1600 meters
DID YOU KNOW
Nicaragua is the12th-largest coffee producer in the world, producing more than 300 million pounds yearly.
Price paid by Driftaway
Fair Trade price per pound
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Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
This coffee travelled 3,652 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Queens.
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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
Don Roque's coffee is a beautiful example of what Central American coffees can be like. It has a delicate floral character with an excellent balance between brightness and sweetness.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
12 x 70 kg
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2022)
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HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Ian T. from September 11th to October 5th in Brooklyn. We use the Loring Kestrel roaster for this profile. We have strict guidelines for each of the coffee profiles, and this roast has to pass the development time ratio test as measured in real-time by the roasting software, Cropster. Once it does, it is approved for production.
We perform Quality Control via a process of coffee tasting called cupping on all of our production roasts once a week from home as per our Covid-19 shelter in place guidelines. Each cupping is conducted by our roasting staff Kieran D. and Ian T. using standard equipment, and is logged by our Q-certified cupper Ian T. All coffees are evaluated on a scoring scale of 0 to 3.
- 3.0 = exceptional roast - exceeds expectations
- 2.5 = on par with profile - matches expectations
- 2.0 = good roast, but 1 or 2 elements could be improved - needs improvement
- 1.5 or lower = failed - do not ship
AT YOUR HOME
Brew this coffee with your favorite home brewer and enjoy the taste of incredible coffee! Here are a few tips on how to make the best coffee on each brewer.