Organic Fair Trade Espresso by The Roasterie Review |
  • The Roasterie

    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Organic Fair Trade Espresso

Roast: Medium Review Date: March 2005
Origin: Not Disclosed Price: $9.95/12oz

Blind Assessment: Delicate aroma, toasty with distinct raisin and chocolate notes. Deepens in the small cup; the mouthfeel is buttery and the raisin and chocolate notes turn lavishly rich with a tickle of brandyish ferment. Long, resonant finish. Transforms beautifully in milk; the chocolate intensifies without turning trite or candyish, while the fruit seems to lift and reveal lighter, brighter tones of melon and flowers.

Notes: All coffees composing this blend are certified organically grown and fair trade. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit or call 800-376-0245 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Chocolate lovers who avoid banality.


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