Delirio Coffee Roasters (Jupiter, FL) sent me one of their medium roast single origin coffees recently, the Nicaragua Monimbo.
I had pretty mixed results with this coffee, but for the most part, my experience was a positive one.
General Notes & Observations
Producers: Monimbo Estate
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Variety: Caturra & Catuai
Processing method: Washed
Growing altitude: 1350 masl
Roaster aroma notes: None
Coffee Concierge aroma notes: Nutty
Roaster tasting notes: Chocolate, buttered toffee, apricot
Coffee Concierge tasting notes: Chocolate, caramel, grapefruit, tobacco
Brew Methods & Equipment Used
- Chemex 6 Cup Glass Coffeemaker
- American Press Coffeemaker
- Behmor Connected Coffeemaker
- MyPressi Twist Espresso Maker
- Hario V60 Pour Over Coffee Dripper
- Kalita Wave Pour Over Coffee Dripper
- Bonavita Variable Temperature Gooseneck Kettle
- Espro Calibrated Tamper
- Breville Smart Grinder Pro
Drip Coffee Experience
Heavy body with intense chocolate notes set the bar high for the other brew methods I would eventually experiment with.
Immersion Coffee Experience
I brewed up the Delirio with my American Press, but I ended up over-extracting it a bit, which added some dryness to the final cup of coffee.
I didn’t really experiment too much with immersion methods beyond this, but my guess is that this would make a nice cup of French Press with a lower brew temperature and coarser grind.
The Nicaragua Monimbo from Delirio Coffee Roasters was quite a nice surprise.
Not only did I get to enjoy a coffee from a region I don’t normally go for, but I also got the chance to discover a new specialty coffee roaster from all the way across the country.
What a globalized world we live in!
The Nicaragua Monimbo has my stamp of approval for all brew methods, especially drip and espresso.
You can buy the Nicaragua Monimbo from Delirio Coffee Roasters while it’s still available at the link below:
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