Java Blawan Estate by Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery Review |
  • Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery

    Annapolis, Maryland
  • Java Blawan Estate

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: April 2007
Origin: East Java, Indonesia. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A delicate - perhaps overly so - coffee that nevertheless rewards attentiveness to its subtle, complex aromatics: floral tones and a pungent note suggesting the fresh odor of tomato vines, with background suggestions of cocoa and white wine. A heavy astringency lurks in the mouthfeel that unfortunately dominates in the long finish as the heady aromatics fade.

Notes: Blawan is one of several large, traditional coffee estates originally founded by the Dutch but now operated by the Indonesian government in the mountains of East Java. Caffe Pronto is a cafe-roastery and an espresso bar with a mission that emphasizes quality and service. Visit or call 888-697-7667 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a pleasingly complex melody despite a clumsy base track.


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