Trieste by Portland Roasting Review |
  • Portland Roasting

    Portland, Oregon
  • Trieste

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: February 2004
Origin: Central America; South America; IndonesiaCentral America; South America; Indonesia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Ken admired this blend (86) more than Willem (83), who was ambivalent about the aroma ("chocolate with a hint of tobacco"), critical of the small cup ("lacks sweetness and balance") though mildly approving of performance in milk ("pleasant caramel aftertaste"). For Ken, the aroma also was a bit feeble and musty in its chocolate and papaya suggestions, the cup a bit too dominated by musty and slightly fermented fruit notes, but he felt the finish "smoothed out nicely toward dry prune and chocolate," and the blend showed excellent presence in milk. He got so carried away he decided he found marzipan and mint notes in the milk finish.

Notes: Portland Roasting is a locally award-winning small batch wholesale specialty roaster. Visit or call 800-949-3898 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Try it in milk and go for the marzipan.


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