Custard Cream Nicaragua


Cup of Excellence award-winning coffee from the tropical highlands of northern-central Nicaragua. A stonker for all brew methods but challenging for espresso due to being a high-grown light roast.

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Origin: Nicaragua

Certifications: SHG. Rainforest Alliance. Direct Trade. Cup of Excellence

SCA Score: 86

Roast: Light

Suitable for: All brew methods

Varietal: Yellow Catuai, Red Catuai, Caturra.

Process: Washed

Various fruity notes & an increased toffee and caramel sweetness as it cools. Lingering aftertaste of vanilla and caramel reminiscent of custard creams!

This a stonking, high-scoring & cup of excellence awarded single origin coffee grown in the fertile volcanic soil of the La Bastilla Estate, in the lush tropical paradise of the Cerro Datanli El Diablo Nature Reserve in Jinotega, northern-central Nicaragua.

The Speciality Coffee Association score of this coffee bean is 86, and it is also a Cup of Excellence winning coffee. It's Rainforest Alliance certified, and it's a direct trade coffee which means it's purchased directly from the farmer.

How it Tastes

This is a very high quality coffee, with a broad range of both interesting and satisfying flavour notes, the most discernible of which for me is custard creams.

It's important to note if you're new to coffee tasting, that when we're talking about taste notes, we're talking about fairly subtle flavours, and it's very subjective.

Don't worry too much if you don't agree with my particular taste descriptors, it's very common for people to not concur exactly with taste notes on coffee, as taste is a subjective thing.

The important thing is, do you enjoy it? If so, great, put it on subscription to make sure you don’t run out, and save 15% too :-). If not, each to their own, we have lots of other lovely coffees for you to try.

La Bastilla Farm

La Bastilla coffee farm is located around 20 kilometers from Jinotega, in the stunning tropical paradise of the Cerro Datanli El Diablo Nature Reserve, an extremely important biodiverse protected habitat.

The farm is situated in a unique microclimate, with an abundance of natural shade-providing trees, volcanic soil and a natural biodiversity which results in exceptional quality coffee with distinctive qualities.

La Bastilla became Rainforest Alliance certified in 2003 and maintains an ongoing program for continuous improvement.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Scott B.
Custard Cream Nicaragua

New to beans me, I liked the chocolate brownie, and this was a close second so far, many more to sample still…

john e.
absolutely gorgeous

as title says this blend is gorgeous both myself and the wife drink it daily even carers love a cup daily we all highly recommend this blend 2nd time buying 5 stars also recommend chocolate brownie blend

Lyn C.
Drinking as I Type

I know when I really, really like a particular bean. It's when I can't stop sipping and the whole cup is finished whilst still hot. The Custard Cream is yet another coffee from CW that falls into this category. Smooth, delightful. Today, I am using a French press. Merveilleux!

Vlada B.

Custard Cream Nicaragua

As smooth as it gets

I thought light roast is weak and usually avoid it. I'm glad I gave this a go. It's my number one coffee beans at the moment. Upon first taste, the one word came up to my mind is smooth. Will definitely be put in my subscription list. But it'll have to wait until I try every single coffee this website has to offer. None of them has been disappointing.

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