Coffee Review - Ganesha Espresso by Tony's Coffee
  • Tony's Coffees & Teas

    Bellingham, Washington
  • Ganesha Espresso

Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2010
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: $64.95/ 5 pounds

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Co-taster Andy Newbom (92) simply called the deeply floral aroma of the straight shot "glorious". Both Andy and Ken (92) also admired its "smooth and sweetly syrupy" (Andy) mouthfeel. And Andy, always ready with an adjective, piles on at least ten, all good ones, on the flavor. Ken stuck with an approving "minty, cherryish fruit." Ken (9) was more enthusiastic than Andy (8) regarding this complex blend's performance in four parts milk; for him it maintained a "delicate, tartly fruity-toned chocolate," whereas Andy felt the presence faded a bit in milk: "hints of sweet citrus cream and … cocoa prevailed, but barely."

Notes: Founded in 1971, Tony's Coffees & Teas is a wholesale specialty coffee roasting company. Although the Tony's roasting facility is in Bellingham, the company maintains distribution and training centers in Seattle, Washington and San Jose, California. Visit or call 800-448-8804 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An espresso as delicate as it is full in presence.


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