40 Sardines Blend
|Kansas City, Missouri
The aroma is roasty and quite sweet, with high-toned cedar and chocolate notes. Round and full in the cup, with a buttery mouthfeel and a balance of gentle roast tones and a tickle of sweet, fruit-toned acidity.
Served at 40 Sardines, a recently opened Kansas City bistro-style effort by James-Beard-recognized chefs Debbie Gold and Michael Smith. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit
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This review originally appeared in the April, 2004 tasting report: Coffee from Celebrity Chefs (or their Restaurants)