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Klatch Coffee

Belle Espresso

Location: San Dimas, California

Origin: Indonesia, India, Guatemala, Brazil, Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price:

Review Date: May 2006

Agtron: 43/49

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Intense aroma: brandy, chocolate, caramel. In the small cup medium in body but smooth in mouthfeel, crisply pungent yet caramelly sweet, with a tightly knit, understated complexity: brandy, caramel, cedar and flowers, hints of which persist in the roundly rich finish. Masters milk with a gentle, brandied chocolate authority.

Notes:

Coffee Klatch is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won the 2003 United States Barista Championship brewing Coffee Klatch’s Klatch Espresso. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Discreet romantics.


This review originally appeared in the May, 2006 tasting report: Better than Ever: Boutique Espressos

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