Dark Line Red Eye by The Roasterie Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • The Roasterie

    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Dark Line Red Eye

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

Blind Assessment: John Weaver: "Nice medium body with bright, sparkly flavor notes. Tangy flavor" (81). Ken particularly liked the "tangy" character: "sweetly fruity, with some floral complication, rounded rather than repressed by the roast. Slightly astringent finish" (87).

Notes: The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. The Roasterie's new Dark Line of coffees beautifully captures the macho myth of "strong" dark roasts in its bold, graffiti-influenced package graphics and blunt copy-writing: "Red Eye...Full bodied with a smooth finish and eye- opening pop. Sleep? It's overrated." Visit www.theroasterie.com or call 800-376-0245 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy macho graphics and complex, fruity dark roasts.


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