Olympia Coffee Roasting
Big Truck Espresso
|Roaster Location:||Olympia, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||May 2009|
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
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