Reviews for Don Francisco's Coffee
Unusually smooth ultra-dark roast. Intense, sweetly pungent aroma: aromatic wood, raisin, nut, dark chocolate. In the cup lightly syrupy mouthfeel, muted bitterness, considerable sweetness, dark chocolate, raisin, nut, a suggestion of charred wood. Only a hint of roasty astringency surfaces in an otherwise sweet-toned, rich finish with convincing chocolate allusions.
Sweetly and lavishly tart aroma: orange, butterscotch, hints of nut and cherry. In the cup quiet, vibrant acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, continued orange and cherry notes with suggestions of dry berry and chocolate. Simple but rich finish.
Deep, rich, sweet-toned aroma: aromatic wood, hints of nut and cocoa. Fat and full bodied with a slightly rough mouthfeel. In the cup, more cedar-like wood tones and subtle sweet fruit notes that read as dried cumquat, berry and apricot. A pleasant dryness in the short finish, with a hint of astringency in the long.
Pleasantly sweet aroma: black current and mandarin orange. Bright floral acidity, with medium to full, though slightly lean, body. The elegantly pungent fruit note cuppers call black currant is evident in the cup, along with a tangy yet sweet berry-like note. A clean finish with some lingering hints of sweet berries.
Lush in flavor but slightly lean in body and presence. Elegant blueberry- and chocolate-toned nose with a hint of cedar. In the small cup medium-bodied with a touch of sweet acidity and continued berry, cedar and dark chocolate notes. A bit thin-presenced in milk, though the sneakily persistent dark-chocolate, cherry-brandy opulence stays around nicely.
High-toned, delicate (almost too) aroma: flowers, caramel, pipe tobacco. A bit sharp and astringent in the cup, but with a richly rounding caramel character and fine floral top notes. The caramel settles toward chocolate in the finish.
Very sweet-toned, intense aroma with distinctly buttery vanilla notes and hints of chocolate, honey and flowers. In the cup sweetly and richly acidy. The fundamental flavor complex is a chocolaty coffee fruit with heady complications of vanilla, flowers and honey.
A lush and coherent cup. Caramel and chocolate in the aroma. The caramel sweetness deepens in the cup, complicated by a wine- or apple-cider-toned fruit and continued hints of chocolate. Full, round mouthfeel.
In the aroma this relatively light-roasted coffee is caramelly but smoky, with cherry and sweet pipe tobacco notes. In the cup it is delicate yet robust and very sweet, with a smoothly rich acidity, heavy body, and a giddy complexity anchored around wine and cherry tones with hints of smoke and milk chocolate. The finish is clean, long and sweet.