Caffe del Sol by Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Review |
  • Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting

    Seattle, Washington
  • Caffe del Sol

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: February 2004
Origin: Not disclosed Price: $10.95/12oz

Blind Assessment: Both Ken and Willem liked this blend, but Willem really liked it: "Floral aroma, buttery, smooth body, sweet flavor with berry and prune notes. Lingering aftertaste with resonant sweetness. Fantastic and complete as milk drink, with chocolate and caramel notes." (93) Ken honored and enjoyed the fruit notes, which he found complex but rather tart once past the aroma ("tart berry and pineapple, dry chocolate" in the small cup, "tart fruit with a floral finish" in milk). In the end Ken found the cup just a bit short on sweetness and depth of sensation, both with milk and without (87).

Notes: Caffe Vita is a locally celebrated small-batch roaster specializing in espresso preparation and equipment. Caffe del Sol is the blend served in Caffe Vita espresso bars. For more information, visit, call 888-223-8482, or shop online at

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy settling a split decision.


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