This lot of coffee is from the Dipilto region in Nueva Segovia, northern Nicaragua. Dipilto is the region where some of the best, brightest and sweetest Nicaraguas have been coming from, and many top 10 Cup of Excellence lots are Dipilto-region coffees. This was a lot sourced from Proodecoop cooperative in Esteli, then decaffeinated using the water process method, and since I cupped it as non-decaf I know this originated with a good, verified specialty coffee here. Then it is sent off to the decaffeinator in Mexico for the water filtration decaf method. (See links in the header to explain the differences and similarities in processes). You can send great coffee for decaffeination, and it comes back terrible, and the reverse rarely happens (to my knowledge). What you hope for is a coffee with 80% of the original character ... and we have definitely acheived it here. This cups like a good, solid specialty coffee from Nicaragua with light body and clearly defined brightness. The fragrance and aroma are nutty at C+ roast level, with fruit hints, and lightly malted notes. I get a wisp of a pleasant woody note in the cup flavors, and the finish has a kinda oaky quality. It finishes with a sweetness typical of Dipilto coffees, and the light body compliments the overall mildness of this lot. This is a Fair Trade, Organic certified lot.