Light Roast by Graffeo Coffee Review |
  • Graffeo Coffee

    San Francisco, California
  • Light Roast

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: January 2003
Origin: Colombia; Costa Rica; Papua New Guinea. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Reader Derick Miller called Graffeo to my attention, testifying that this group of three small in-store roasters produces "great coffee." I found this light-roasted version of the Graffeo blend acidy but sweet, rich, with a broad flavor range including delicate orange and floral notes. Both aroma and finish showed a slight bitter edge which rounded and softened as the cup cooled.

Notes: For years Graffeo has been one of San Francisco's cult coffee roasters, a small, second- generation family-owned business in the traditional Italian neighborhood of North Beach. Graffeo now has added single-store roasting locations in San Rafael and Beverly Hills, California. Graffeo produces two versions of a single blend, dark-roasted and this light-roasted version. Visit or call 800-222-6250 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Macho breakfast cuppers. A classic medium-roasted coffee with both delicacy and power.


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