Dark Roast (reviewed as espresso) by Graffeo Coffee Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Graffeo Coffee

    San Francisco, California
  • Dark Roast (reviewed as espresso)

Roast: Very-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 brewed this dark-roasted version of the Graffeo blend as espresso and found it medium-bodied, smooth in mouthfeel, sweet but crisply roasty. In small milk the bittersweetness read as a dry, smoky chocolate; in larger milk as a delicately sweet but rather dilute chocolate.

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, light-roasted and this dark-roasted version. Visit www.graffeo.com or call 800-222-6250 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a mild roasty bite in their straight shots and cappuccinos.


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