Indian-Indonesian Espresso by Majik Coffee Review |
  • Majik Coffee

    North Kingstown, Rhode Island
  • Indian-Indonesian Espresso

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2005
Origin: India; Indonesia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Ken (90) liked this espresso with its earthy-musty influenced aromatics considerably more than co-taster Ted Lingle (87). In the aroma, vanilla, floral, earth, leather and fruit notes. In the small cup medium body, leanish but smooth mouthfeel, with a rather sharp, musty/fruity flavor that persisted in the mildly astringent but resonant finish. Probably at its best in milk, which rounded and softened the coffee, turning the musty fruit toward a pleasingly complex chocolate. Reader Adam Harvey testifies that "Simply put, [this] is the best espresso I have ever tasted. And I have tasted plenty."

Notes: Majik Coffee is a small-batch wholesale and retail roaster specializing in custom roasting and blending. Visit or call 800-496-2555 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy Sumatra coffees and Islay single-malt whiskies.


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