Costa Rica by Pier 40 Roastery Review |
  • Pier 40 Roastery

    San Francisco, California
  • Costa Rica

Roast: Dark Review Date: June 1998
Origin: Costa Rica Price: NA

Blind Assessment: The aroma sweetens the dark-roast pungency with a singing hint of vanilla, but the pungent character bluntly prevails in the cup. Relatively free of carbon, but not enough sweetness to balance the pungency. For the patient a pruny softness emerges in the finish.

Notes: Dark roast pungency with a hint of vanilla, though relatively free of carbon, there is not enough sweetness to balance the pungency. Pier 40 Roastery is an in-store café roaster in a spectacular setting on San Francisco Bay. Approaching its third anniversary, Pier 40 is now the only roasting establishment in a waterfront neighborhood that once was the headquarters of many of the West

Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer to buy their dark-roast coffee right from the big guy in shorts who dark-roasted it, then linger over a cup looking out the window at the pleasure boats and condominiums replacing the working piers and tugs along the changing San Francisco waterfront.


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