Espresso Review - Elizer Espresso by Johnson Brothers Coffee
Roast: Medium Review Date: May 2012
Origin: South-Central Brazil Price: $12.99/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, crisp, smooth. Raisin, almond, dark chocolate, cantaloupe-like fruit in aroma and small cup. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate in particular lingers in a pleasantly dry finish. Superb in two parts milk: classic balance with complexly expressed dark chocolate complemented by raisin, apricot, cedar.

Notes: Unlike most Brazil coffees, this one was processed by the washed or wet method, meaning the soft fruit residue was completely removed before the beans were dried. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: It’s hard to imagine a much better candidate for a classic cappuccino or espresso macchiato, but makes a smoothly authoritative straight shot as well.


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