Santa Cruz Coffee Company
Beethoven’s Viennese Blend
|Roaster Location:||Watsonville, California|
|Review Date:||August 2001|
Blind Assessment: Medium-bodied but smooth, sweet, chocolaty, with a glint of dry acidity to animate the sweetness. The roast taste is backgrounded and unobtrusive, wrapped in the chocolate-toned sweetness.
Notes: Medium-bodied but smooth, sweet, chocolaty, with a glint of dry acidity to animate the sweetness. A fine example of a smooth, discreetly dark-roasted coffee. A blend composed entirely of certified organically grown and Fair-Trade certified coffees. Santa Cruz Coffee Company was founded in 1978, making it the longest established roasting company on California 's central coast. It operates three retail locations
Who Should Drink It: A fine example of the smooth, discreetly dark-roasted style of blend American roasters call Vienna or Viennese. The roastiness is quietly present, but the sugars are caramelized rather than burned, and a touch of brightness livens the cup.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2001 tasting report: Fair-Trade Coffees