Island Joe's Coffee
90 Mile Stretch Espresso
|Roaster Location:||Key West, Florida|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||October 2006|
Blind Assessment: Very sweet-toned aroma with floral hints. In the small cup medium-bodied and slightly lean in mouthfeel, crisp, cedary, with raisiny, licorice-toned fruit. Slightly heavy finish but excellent flavor persistence, with the fruit turning toward chocolate. Comes into its own in milk, where it is balanced and roundly rich, with deep semi-sweet chocolate character.
Notes: Joe Wells started his small-batch roasting business in a gas station because no one else in his part of the Florida Keys sold fresh-roasted coffee. His growing but still home-grown business carries the motto "Born Out of Necessity ... Crafted with Passion." Visit
Who Should Drink It: A cappuccino shot for the road.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2006 tasting report: Readers' Choice Espressos