Coffee Review - Rock the House Blend by Johnson Brothers Coffee
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: June 2010
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: $11.95/12 oz.

Blind Assessment: Light-roasted blend with striking aromatics. Intense aroma: fresh-cut wood, perfume-like flowers, molasses, ripe lemon, pine nut, all saturate the intense aroma and carry into a delicately bright cup. Silky to lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The flavors soften and consolidate in a sweet-toned, rich finish.

Notes: The name of this blend apparently resulted from a contest held on the Johnson Brothers' Facebook page. Coffees composing this blend are certified organically grown and Fair Trade, the latter meaning the green beans were purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Unusual flavor profile for aficionados of lighter roasted coffees. Fresh and summery and impeccable in its environmental and social credentials.


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