Coffee Review - Espresso Blend by Caffe Ladro
  • Caffe Ladro

    Seattle, Washington
  • Espresso Blend

Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2010
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: $11.95/pound

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Crisp cocoa and pungent fruit dominate in the small cup with impressive vanilla and floral top notes nuancing the aroma. Medium body, smoothly syrupy mouthfeel. Co-taster Andy Newbom (91) particularly admired a "complete and elegant" structure that balances sweet with a pungent hint of savory. The savory drops away in milk where both Ken (91) and Andy found impressive chocolaty sweetness ("Cocoa pops!" Andy exclaimed) deepened by a rich, fig-like fruit.

Notes: Certified organic and Fair Trade, meaning the components of this blend were purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. With thirteen locations throughout Washington State, Caffe Ladro reports it was recognized as "Seattle's Top Coffee House" by Seattle Weekly, Zagat Survey and USA Today. Visit or call 866-343-9786 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Impressive social and environmental credentials in a versatile blend that carries its crisp cocoa character nicely into tall milk.


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