Espresso Blend by Calistoga Roastery Review | CoffeeReview.com
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  • Calistoga Roastery

    Calistoga, California
  • Espresso Blend

Roast: NA Review Date: May 1998
Origin: Various Price: NA
 

Blind Assessment: Virtually all sweetness has been driven out of the coffee by the roast: distinct burned tones in the aroma give way to a hard, smoky pungency in the cup and a rather astringent aftertaste. Milk rounds out and sweetens the pungency, though even here the sharp, hard tones prevail.

Notes: Virtually all sweetness has been driven out of the coffee by the roast: distinct burned tones in the aroma and hard, smoky pungency in the cup, with a rather astringent aftertaste. Calistoga Roastery is a small custom roaster located in the town of Calistoga at the upper end of California's winery-rich Napa Valley.

Who Should Drink It: At best this is a coffee for big, sweet caffé lattes -- the pungent sharpness should make itself felt through even an ounce of hazelnut syrup and a beerglassful of milk.

AROMA:4
ACIDITY:5
BODY:4
FLAVOR:4
AFTERTASTE:5
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