El Presidente Organic Espresso by Zeitgeist Coffee Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Zeitgeist Coffee

    Seattle, Washington
  • El Presidente Organic Espresso

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: February 2004
Origin: Not disclosed Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Neither Ken nor Willem developed much enthusiasm for this beautifully packaged coffee. Willem apparently liked the "mild floral notes" in the aroma, but in the cup found both body and flavor "lacked balance and temperature stability," meaning they changed for the worse as the coffee cooled. (82) Ken found the smoky, low-toned fruity aroma attractive, but the cup bitterly pungent and smoky without resonance or resilience. The coffee failed to "blossom" for him in milk and remained smoky and flat. (82)

Notes: Apparently composed entirely of coffees certified organically grown. Zeitgeist is a Seattle coffee shop emphasizing its commitment to innovative art. Bucking the irreverent, youthful style of most Seattle coffee sellers, Zeitgeist's handsome foil bag and graphics project a wine-world (or art magazine) understatement. Visit www.zeitgeist.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Admirers of elegant packaging and supporters of the arts with a taste for smoke in their espresso.


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