Wiener Melange (as espresso) by Diedrich Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Diedrich Coffee Roasters

    Irvine, California
  • Wiener Melange (as espresso)

Roast: NA Review Date: January 2003
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Reader Liz Snyder of Newark, Ohio rates this blend 95 - 100 on the basis of an evaluation that makes up in enthusiasm for what it may lack in technical detail: "I love [this coffee]. It tastes SO good." I evaluated the Wiener Melange as espresso. In the demitasse I found it full and round in body and heavily bittersweet in flavor, complicated by dry chocolate tones. In small milk it remained dry, smoky, chocolaty and rather heavy. In larger milk it came fully into its own, softening but still dominating with fruit- and chocolate-nuanced authority.

Notes: Wiener Melange, or "Viennese Blend," is Diedrich Coffee's signature blend, used in all espresso drinks produced at Diedrich locations. Diedrich is a publicly traded, quality-oriented specialty chain headquartered in California that benefits from the coffee leadership of Martin Diedrich, a third-generation member of a family of coffee growers and roasters. Visit or call 800-354-JAVA for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Caffe latte drinkers should appreciate its durable, complex presence in large amounts of milk.


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