New coffee variety scores 90 points in Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition
A coffee variety called Centroamericano, part of a new class of F1 hybrid varieties, has proven its quality potential by earning a score of 90 out of 100 points in the world’s leading competition and award for high quality coffees, the Cup of Excellence®, Nicaragua.
The coffee took second place in the Nicaragua competition and was grown by Gonzalo Adán Castillo Moreno. Mr. Moreno’s farm, Las Promesas de San Blas, is in the Northern region of Neuva Segovia, near the border with Honduras. The jury, comprised of expert cuppers 9 countries, scored the coffee a 90.50, giving the coffee the nation’s prestigious Award, which only recognizes coffees that score 90 or above out of a potential 100.
The tasters described the coffee as balanced with complex fruit flavors and aromas including cinnamon, peach, cherry, raspberry, stone fruit, rum chocolate, hazelnut, raisin, fig, pineapple, peach, and lime.