|Roaster Location:||Los Angeles, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||September 2006|
Blind Assessment: (Whole-bean coffee flavored with natural chocolate and habanero chile extracts on an alcohol base) The flavorings seem discreet and resonate well with the coffee, particularly in the quietly deep aroma. The chocolate reads as the semisweet kind with a dry walnut character; the chile is felt more than tasted, particularly in the warm, gently tingly finish.
Notes: Whole-bean coffee flavored with natural chocolate and habanero chile extracts on an alcohol base. This coffee is one of a line of coffees flavored with alcohol-based extracts sold under the brand-name Passion Caf?. This particular blend references the ancient Aztec practice of combining chocolate with chile. Conventionally flavored whole bean coffees use propylene glycol as a medium for flavoring; the alcohol used here is more volatile but also exerts far less distorting influence on flavor. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a modest tickle of heat in their foods and beverages.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2006 tasting report: Experimenting with Tradition: Naturally Flavored Coffees