Hair Bender by Stumptown Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters

    Portland, Oregon
  • Hair Bender

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: February 2004
Origin: Not disclosed Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Ken and Willem were eight points apart on this one. Ken liked the aromatic excitement of the "floral and fruit notes with complex smoky undertones" that he followed with pleasure from aroma through finish to milk. Although he found the small cup a bit sharp and thin-bodied, he forgave all in return for the floral and fruit complexity. (89) Willem, on the other hand, tasted nothing but imbalance and too much acidity: "Somewhat dull aroma with minor earthy notes" and in the small cup "mildly sharp and some uncontrolled acidity." He was a bit more forgiving with performance in milk: "sweet, bright, with caramel aftertaste." (81)

Notes: Stumptown Coffee is a small-batch premium roasting company that wholesales its coffees as well as serves them in French press format in its three Portland cafes. Visit or call 503-230-7797 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who, like Ken, enjoy a romantically aromatic respite from balance.


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