Espresso Vita by Espresso Vivace Review |
  • Espresso Vivace

    Seattle, Washington
  • Espresso Vita

Roast: NA Review Date: August 2000
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: This espresso, dominated by a musty flavor, showed best at a rather quick extraction, which encouraged the mustiness to read as crisply effervescent, exhilaratingly spicy cocoa. Extremely heavy body and rich crema. Carries very well in milk.

Notes: Extremely heavy body and rich crema. Carries very well in milk. A dramatic, unconventional blend designed for milk drinks by Espresso Vivace owner David Schomer, an outspoken and influential American espresso educator.

Who Should Drink It: Aficionados who pull their espresso carefully will enjoy this blend for its flavor intrigue and dense body. At a slow extraction the mustiness can be bitter and dominating and requires sugar even when married with milk. However, at a relatively quickly paced shot of, say, 17 or 18 seconds after the first drop, the mustiness is tickly, rich, and exhilarating.


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