Reviews for Atomic Cafe Coffee Roasters
Deep, sweet-toned, balanced. Hazelnut, raspberry, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle-like flowers in aroma and cup. Richly pungent acidity; lively, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Nut and raspberry carry into a sweet, resonant finish.
Rich, complex, gently tart. Red grape, black currant, dark chocolate and a hint of deeply expressed flowers in aroma and cup. Round, resonant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a crisp finish.
Round, gently rich. Fresh-cut cedar, hazelnut, dark chocolate, a hint of orangy citrus in aroma and cup. Delicate, soft acidity; leanish but lively mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate in particular sustains in a quiet but long finish.
Pungent, deep, richly sweet. Aromatic wood (cedar, oak), flowers, plum, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Round, resonant acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a deep though slightly drying finish.
Soft, round aroma: muted notes of lemon and flowers. In the cup balanced, gently tart acidity, lightish body, silky mouthfeel, continuing lemon and flowers. Some flavor carries into a clean, simple finish.
Price: $11.25/12 ounces
Pungently sweet aroma: ripe lemony citrus, backgrounded nut. Round, soft acidity, medium body, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Nut moves forward in the cup, complicated pleasingly by dry berry, lemon, flowers, fir. Sweet-toned finish, with some flavor persistence.
Price: $13.95/12 ounces
Delicate, sweet-toned, giddily bright. Honey and rose-like flowers dominate in aroma in cup, with hints of ripe orange and moist pipe tobacco. Fruit-saturated acidity, light but very smooth mouthfeel, richly resonant finish in which the honey and floral notes turn vaguely but pleasingly toward milk chocolate.
A very slight fruit ferment both complicates and shadows the profile. A distinct orange-toned citrus and nut character dominates the aroma. In the cup round-toned acidity, syrupy mouthfeel, continued orange and nut notes sweeten and add a cocoa crispness. The finish is long and resonant, though the flavor fades rather quickly.
Rich, complex fruit aroma, intensely sweet and full. Roundly balanced acidity, smooth body, with a hint of floral and fruit tones expanding in the cup: sweet citrus, berries, currants. A mildly astringent mouthfeel carries into the lightly bittersweet chocolate-toned finish.
Sweet fruity aroma: flowers, citrus, honey and a distant hint of sage. In the cup bright, balanced acidity with medium body and a delicate mouthfeel. Floral and lemon tones dominate with hints of berry, orange blossom, black currant and molasses. Finishes crisply and cleanly, with a mild note of nuttiness in the long.
Honey-like sweetness in the aroma with notes of flowers, wine and aromatic wood. Balanced, floral toned acidity, medium body with smoothness in mouthfeel. The floral qualities carry into the flavor with hints of savory herbs, berry and citrus that fade to milk chocolate. Chocolate turns fruity and bittersweet in the finish, along with a touch of astringency.
Citrus-basket aroma - tangerine, Key lime, Mandarin orange - with mild floral notes. Bright, sweetly fruit-toned acidity and a delicately juicy mouthfeel. Sweet citrus carries into the cup with hints of flowers, berries and black currant. Lush finish; toast and caramel turn toward orangey chocolate in the long.
A refreshing, meadowy coffee. Sweet flowering grass, deeper-toned flowers, honey, and a raspberry-like fruit carry from aroma into cup and on into a long, delicately sweet finish. Gentle acidity, lightly syrupy body.
Very deep, complex profile that hints as much at Sumatra as it does at Colombia. Intense aroma dominated by earth and ripe, almost overripe fruit notes that together can be read as a dark, raisiny chocolate. Quiet acidity, medium body with syrupy mouthfeel, and continued richly earthy/fruity notes that at moments suggest pungent butterscotch, at other times elegantly cherryish dark chocolate. Lemon hints become more explicit in the sweet finish; a very slight hint of bitter astringency in the long.
In the aroma round and balanced, with dusk flowers, orange and nut notes. In the cup continued classic balance: quiet but assertive acidity buffered by great sweetness, crisp fruity cocoa and continued nut and floral notes. Clean, sweetly rich, long finish.
Intensely floral and cherry-toned aroma with rounding hints of chocolate and pipe tobacco. In the cup balanced acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, and almost sugary berry-toned sweetness, balanced by a crisp, slightly vegetal dry edge, think cacao or (if you know it) tamarind. Long, opulently rich finish.
Symphonically rich coffee of extraordinary elegance. Crisp dry berry notes of the kind often characterized as black currant, orange, nut, dusk flowers run through the profile from aroma to cup. Powerful acidity enveloped in sweetness, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The black currant notes in particular carry into a long, pure, sweet-toned finish.
Caramelly, wine-like aroma with ripe, perhaps overripe, fruit notes. Dense, heavy presence in the cup. Both Ken (89) and co-cupper Ted Stachura (89) found bittersweet chocolate notes. Ted also noted nut, pipe tobacco, hints of leather. Long, nut-toned finish.
Deep-toned, cherryish fruit and pungent aromatic wood in the aroma. In the cup pronounced, citrus-toned acidity, full mouthfeel, bittersweet structure, with continued hints of cherry, cocoa, and a pungent wood or tomato note. The cocoa turns toward chocolate in the long, rich finish.
Very sweet-toned aroma with hints of honey, lemon, flowers and a slight cedary pungency. In the cup the acidity is quietly soft but wine-like, the mouthfeel silky, the flavor dominated by a continued honeyed sweetness and a balancing cocoa and walnut crispness.