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JBC Coffee Roasters

Twisted 4.0 Espresso

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Not disclosed

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.75/12 ounces

Review Date: June 2017

Agtron: 53/75

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply and richly sweet-tart. Dark chocolate, hazelnut, black cherry, lavender, sandalwood in aroma and small cup. Delicate, silky mouthfeel; sweet, chocolate-toned finish with supporting notes of lavender and sandalwood. In three parts milk, pungent floral tones are elevated and sweet cocoa notes deepen.

Notes:

Twisted’s name was inspired by the way espresso “twists” as it streams from the spout of a portafilter. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A compelling, cocoa- and floral-toned espresso with spice notes throughout, both in the straight shot and in milk.