Parioli by Caffe D'Arte Review |
  • Caffe D'Arte

    Seattle, Washington
  • Parioli

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

Blind Assessment: Both Ken and Willem admired the aroma of this rather darkly roasted blend, but the ambiguous flavor notes in the cup provoked ambivalence. For Willem the aroma was "excellent & fine and deep at the same time, with delicious floral notes," for Ken it was "sweet with a round, roasty chocolate and peach and floral notes." In the cup Willem found an "interesting flavor with an overpowering berry, almost musty, fruit aftertaste" (86) and Ken "dominating pungent, smoky tones, with a dry edge of chocolate; rather sharp and thin in the finish." (83)

Notes: Caffe D'arte is a much admired and awarded small-batch roaster that emphasizes its Italian roots and places a strong emphasis on espresso education and training. Parioli is its "Central Italian" style blend. Visit or call 206-762-4381 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who value intensity over balance.


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