Mountain Country Viennese Roast by Coffee Express Review |
  • Coffee Express

    Plymouth, Michigan
  • Mountain Country Viennese Roast

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: August 2002
Origin: Southern India, other non-disclosed origins. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Considerable disagreement surfaced between Ken and Chris over this blend's odd character contributed by seldom-used coffees like India Monsooned Malabar and wet- processed robusta. Ken rather defiantly settled on a rating of 85, admiring what he called the blend's "sweet, complexly opulent nose and odd, overripe apricot and bittersweet chocolate notes" but admitting he found its "background musty tones disturbing." Chris (rating 77) didn't buy into the exotic character at all, concluding that the musty (his term is "earthy") tones dominated: "Off the mark, it strides toward a nutty baked bread aroma. The body and acidity tire down to earthy notes midway, but regain some sweet strength in the aftertaste."

Notes: A blend that prominently includes India Monsooned Malabar and India Kaapi Royale wet-processed robusta. Coffee Express is a quality oriented specialty wholesale roaster founded in 1982. Visit or call 734-459-4900 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: In marketing terms, this is a polarizing coffee. On the basis of consumer cuppings I have organized, I would guess that most coffee drinkers would object to this coffee, but at least a few would admire its lush, over-the-top strangeness.


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