Cable Car Blend by San Francisco Coffee Review |
  • San Francisco Coffee

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Cable Car Blend

Roast: Dark Review Date: April 2002
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: An appealing combination of orange, chocolate, and floral notes shimmer in the small cup, though shadowed by a roasty sharpness. Milk rounds the cup nicely, however, turning the citrus and floral notes into a crisp, toasty chocolate. Fades slightly in big milk. (87 straight espresso, 89 w/milk)

Notes: San Francisco Coffee is Malaysia's only specialty coffee roaster, an Asian-based original that is taking on outsiders from the United States and Australia with panache and considerable success. It recently expanded its business to Manila. Cable Car Blend is its house espresso. Visit or call +60-3-2166-7322 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: More complex at the top than most espresso blends, but a little light at the bottom, which makes it a nice choice for short milk drinks like the cappuccino.


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