Prologue by Storyville Coffee Review |
  • Storyville Coffee

    Seattle, Washington
  • Prologue

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: July 2008
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Dominated by earthy, wet-fallen-leaf, slightly pondy notes in both aroma and cup. In the cup a fundamental sweetness turns the forest-floor notes toward an ambiguous chocolate. Smoothes out in a simple finish with an herby tickle.

Notes: If we had a category for packaging and website design, the rating for this blend would soar. Original package in both shape and design, sophisticated website with lots of video, and witty blend names ("Prologue" for the caffeinated blend, "Epilogue" for the decaffeinated). The coffee is fine, but given the promise of the impressive packaging, concept and reassuringly prominent roast-dating, a bit of a letdown. There are better earthy coffees, assuming that's what the blend designers were after. Visit or call 888-323-3348 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of the peatier kinds of single-malt whiskies and the more earthy style of Sumatras and Sulawesis.


Coffee, more so than wine, is a continually changing product. Recent reviews, whether written by Coffee Review or readers, are most likely to reflect current versions of a given coffee.