Reviews for Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery
Price: $12.00 / 12 oz.
Classically sweet-fermented, dried-in-the-fruit profile. Rich, fermenty raisin-toned chocolate in the aroma with aromatic wood and pungent citrus complications. In the cup gently lively acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The ferment shows a rustic sweet apple-cidery character, with hints of fresh flowering grass, molasses and dark chocolate. The chocolate in particular carries into the finish, where the cup finally betrays its sweetness with a faint hint of salty herb.
Price: $12.00 / 12 oz.
Sweetly pungent aroma: fresh-cut aromatic wood and an orange- or peach-toned nut. Soft acidity, lightly syrupy body, balanced, perhaps a bit simple flavor, with continued suggestions of fresh-cut wood, orange peel, peach, nut. The peach-like fruit and nut take on a dark chocolate character in the rich, slightly heavy finish.
Intense, bright aroma: tart coffee cherry, honey, a hint of fir, flowers. In the cup tartly sweet acidity, honeyish mouthfeel and flavor, with molasses, pipe tobacco and deep, rose-like floral notes. Very sweet, fruit-saturated, perfectly clean finish.
Elegantly delicate, lightly floral aroma, with tartly-sweet acidity and medium body. The delicacy carries into the cup with notes of sweet citrus rounding and softening toward candied-nut. Very clean finish, with a slight astringent note in the long.
Crisp, cocoaish dark chocolate with nut and floral hints in the aroma. Soft, muted acidity in the cup, medium body, with a very sweet, molasses-toned character balanced by the walnut-like crispness of the pervasive cocoa notes. Continued hints of flowers. Short but nicely flavor saturated finish.
A very sweet coffee with a richly pungent, roast-influenced fruit character that defies easy association: for me it suggests lushly pungent pineapple; others might call it black currant or dried berry. Deep, roast-rounded acidity, lush mouthfeel, long, rich finish.
A delicate - perhaps overly so - coffee that nevertheless rewards attentiveness to its subtle, complex aromatics: floral tones and a pungent note suggesting the fresh odor of tomato vines, with background suggestions of cocoa and white wine. A heavy astringency lurks in the mouthfeel that unfortunately dominates in the long finish as the heady aromatics fade.
An exciting coffee that disappoints in the finish. Ken (88) was more forgiving than co-cupper Danny O'Neill (83), who sums up: "Bright and clean in the nose, this coffee's lusciously thick and smooth body rounds its slightly fruity, almost wine-like, acidity. Sweet honey and fruit flavors become sharp and ... astringent in the long finish." Perhaps the dry-processed Ethiopias in this blend are last year's crop, with their explosive aromatics too faded to compensate for an underlying mildly astringent structure.
Vivid, sweet-toned aroma: flowers, pear, apple, shimmering over a deeper-toned chocolaty base. In the small cup smooth, full mouthfeel, but rather simple in flavor: gentle, pungent cedar with a hint of chocolate. Great presence and fine balance in milk: fresh leather, milk chocolate, a hint of flowers.
High-toned, complex aroma: lemon, flowers, sweet herbs, perhaps a cedar-toned, semi-sweet chocolate. Smoothes and quiets in the cup, with the semi-sweet chocolate, lemon and herb notes dominating. Slight but pleasing astringency in the finish.
Slight cedary roastiness in the aroma, with a peach- or banana-toned dark chocolate that carries into the cup with a rich, pungent sweetness. The low-toned fruit lingers pleasingly in the long finish.