Coffee Review - Espresso Milan San Remo from Alaska Coffee Roasting
  • Alaska Coffee Roasting

    Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Espresso Milan San Remo

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2010
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: $12.95/pound

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. A solid, balanced blend with flowers, chocolate, and a hint of savory spice and aromatic wood. In co-taster Andy Newbom's (88) more colorful words: "sweet, fruity, caramel, spicy, balanced and soft, warm nuts and cocoa with a touch of fruit." That makes it sound a bit more than solid (Ken had it at 88 also), but a rather muted aroma and heavy finish dragged on its rating. In four parts milk, however, it held up with admirable consistency: tart chocolate, nut, and a continuing hint of flowers.

Notes: Alaska Coffee Roasting's location in the mid-Alaskan town of Fairbanks must make it one of America's northernmost coffee roasters. Before founding Alaska Roasting, roast master and buyer Michael Gesser lived for ten years in Kenya and brings a longtime traveler's curiosity and passion to sourcing his coffees. Visit or call 907-457-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Balanced, well-structured American espresso in the classic style.


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