Amalfi Dark Roast
|Roaster Location:||Roasted in Italy; distributed from Louisville, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||August 2007|
Sweet, low-toned aroma: toast, banana-like fruit. In the small cup medium-bodied with a leanish, slightly rough mouthfeel and toast and gently scorched cedar notes. Simple, rich short finish with a heavy saltiness in the long. In milk simple, with little sweetness; the usual chocolate turns up dry and salty.
Available in 1.1-pound valve bags. Amante Coffee is a Louisville, Colorado-based company that is building a chain of coffee shops using this and other blends roasted in Italy by the Ghigo Family in northern Italy. This blend, roasted much darker than most Italian espressos, may have been designed specifically for the American market. The sample we received appeared to have picked up mild hints of staleness on its way from Italy to Colorado to Coffee Review. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Almost any darker roasted American espresso is superior to this uncharacteristically dark-roasted and uncharacteristically thin, salty and scorched-tasting Italian effort. Might be better if it were fresher.
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This review originally appeared in the August, 2007 tasting report: Italy Seen from America: Nine (Genuine) Italian and Three American Espressos