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Olympia Coffee Roasting

Big Truck Espresso

Location: Olympia, Washington

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price:

Review Date: May 2009

Agtron: 44/60

Aroma: 9

Body: 7

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

“Exciting” espresso for co-taster Byron Holcomb (91) with a shifty, hard-to-read complexity in aroma and small cup. “Fruit, chocolate, salty/sweet” for Byron, “butter, nut, cedar, earth” for Ken (90). Medium-bodied, with a long, rich, though slightly astringent finish. But comes into its own in four parts milk, where the ambiguity smoothes, fattens and becomes all good: in Byron’s reading, “milk cocoa with lots of spice notes: ginger, herb, allspice, clove.”

Notes:

All of the coffees making up this blend are certified organically grown. Olympia Coffee Roasting is a small-batch wholesale and one-location-retail roasting company with a youthful, no-nonsense style and a commitment to high quality organic coffees. Visit www.olympiacoffeeroasting.com or call 360-753-0066 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A rugged rig that performs particularly well in milk.


This review originally appeared in the May, 2009 tasting report: Espresso: Tasting Super-Heroes

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