Coffee Review - Bullet Espresso by Reunion Island
  • Reunion Island Coffee

    Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • Bullet Espresso

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2010
Origin: Brazil; Ethiopia; Sumatra; Indonesia. Price: CAD $9.99/12 oz.

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Delicately rich aroma, medium body but slightly leanish mouthfeel. Co-cupper Andy Newbom (88) found the flavor in the small cup a bit sweeter-toned ("fruit and chocolate") than Ken (89), who described a "crisp aromatic wood, walnut and licorice". But both felt the cup smoothed and softened in a pleasing, fruit-toned finish. In four parts milk displayed an attractive and rather distinctive dried fruit and chocolate character: "sweet chocolate, prunes and carob" in Andy’s words.

Notes: A portion of the proceeds from this espresso blend is donated to the charitable organization Grounds for Health. Reunion Island Coffee is a quality-oriented roasting company founded by Canadian specialty coffee veteran Peter Pesce. Visit or call 800-565-5950 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: In tall milk an attractive, less-candyish variation on the chocolate theme.


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