|Roaster Location:||Santa Clara, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||November 2006|
Blind Assessment: A quietly exotic, complex blend of impressive originality. Smoothly midtoned, gently pungent aroma. In the cup displays lively, almost peppery acidity and full body with some tingle in the mouthfeel. Lyrically and richly sweet, with a wine-like, black grapey hint of ferment and a slight musty-malty edge. A surprising shimmer of flowers in the long finish.
Notes: Barefoot Coffee Roasters ("Serious coffee. Happy people") is an award-winning boutique, artisan coffee roaster specializing in certified sustainable coffees. Visit www.barefootcoffeeroasters.com or call 408-248-4500 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : With its quiet depth and well-crafted allusions to Ethiopian fruit and Indonesian earth, a superb, wintery coffee.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2006 tasting report: Holiday Blends and Other Gift Coffees