Amalfi Dark Roast by Amante Coffee Review |
  • Amante Coffee

    Roasted in Italy; distributed from Louisville, Colorado
  • Amalfi Dark Roast

Roast: Dark Review Date: August 2007
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Sweet, low-toned aroma: toast, banana-like fruit. In the small cup medium-bodied with a leanish, slightly rough mouthfeel and toast and gently scorched cedar notes. Simple, rich short finish with a heavy saltiness in the long. In milk simple, with little sweetness; the usual chocolate turns up dry and salty.

Notes: Available in 1.1-pound valve bags. Amante Coffee is a Louisville, Colorado-based company that is building a chain of coffee shops using this and other blends roasted in Italy by the Ghigo Family in northern Italy. This blend, roasted much darker than most Italian espressos, may have been designed specifically for the American market. The sample we received appeared to have picked up mild hints of staleness on its way from Italy to Colorado to Coffee Review. Visit or call 303-449-5114 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Almost any darker roasted American espresso is superior to this uncharacteristically dark-roasted and uncharacteristically thin, salty and scorched-tasting Italian effort. Might be better if it were fresher.


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