Red Rooster Coffee Roaster
Flight Seasonal Espresso
Location: Floyd, Virginia
Origin: Sabanilla de Alajuela growing region, Costa Rica
Est. Price: $14.49/12 ounces
Review Date: February 2017
With Milk: 9
Evaluated as espresso. Bright, chocolaty, floral-toned. Grapefruit, dark chocolate, hazelnut butter, lavender, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and small cup. Lively, full, velvety mouthfeel; tart, aromatic wood-framed finish. Dark chocolate notes are enlivened in three parts milk, with intimations of lavender-like flowers throughout.
A blend of two Las Lajas Micromill coffees from Costa Rica, a black honey-processed and a natural-processed. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A compelling dried-in-the-fruit Central America espresso, particularly attractive in milk.