Italian Roast by Capricorn Coffee Review |
  • Capricorn Coffee

    San Francisco, California
  • Italian Roast

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

Blind Assessment: John Weaver: "Fast roast, singed beans. Nice flavor though. Quick roast means bright acidity. A little slower roast would benefit this coffee" (85) Ken: "Elegant balance of fruity chocolate and leathery roast tones. Some bitterness, but softens toward the finish" (88).

Notes: Capricorn Coffees, founded in 1963, is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's oldest specialty roasting companies. Visit or call 800-541-0758 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: A classic bittersweet "after dinner" coffee: The bitterish but attractive roastiness is nicely rounded by fruity chocolate.


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