Espresso Review - True Espresso by True Beans Coffee
  • True Beans Coffee Roasters

    Long Beach, California
  • Limited Edition True Espresso

Roast: Medium Review Date: November 2012
Origin: Sumatra, Indonesia; Honduras; Ethiopia. Price: $15.99/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Sweet, rich, balanced. Sugary vanilla, crisp baking chocolate, dried orange peel and berry-toned fruit in aroma and small cup. Full, smooth, creamy mouthfeel; candyish vanilla in particular carries into a flavor-saturated finish. Flavor persists well in two parts milk, balanced and composed.

Notes: Certified Organic. True Beans is an artisan small-batch roaster located in the southern California city of Long Beach that emphasizes social responsibility and sells only organic and sustainable coffees. Visit or call 562-216-1620 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: For those relatively new to espresso an accessible and easy drinking straight shot. For espresso enthusiasts the prominent vanilla note may be remarkable.


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