Reviews for New Harvest Coffee Roasters
Tart bergamot-like citrus and baker’s chocolate dominate, with rounding and deepening hints of sweeter, low-acid fruit. The acidity is tart and penetrating, the mouthfeel silky. Dry chocolate dominates in the finish.
Intense, complex but elegant aromatics - flowers, chocolate, butter (or perhaps butterscotch), cherryish fruit - carry from nose through cup into the short finish. The acidity is gentle and balanced, the mouthfeel lean but delicate.
Deeply roasty in the aroma with grapefruit top notes and apricot and spicy chocolate undercurrents. In the cup sweet and complexly rich with chocolate and a caramelly fruit. A slight sharpness in the cup turns distinctly astringent and bitter in the finish.
Both Ken and co-taster Willem Boot remarked on the vanilla- and floral-toned aroma. Once to the cup, however, neither was impressed. For Willem "chocolate-bitter flavor and aftertaste" in the small cup and "spicy and slightly oniony in milk." Ken found the coffee rather lean-bodied and thin with roasty, sharp tones in the small cup, though rounder and fatter in milk. Willem 82, Ken 82.