|Roaster Location:||Berkeley, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Brazil; Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$10.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2020|
Blind Assessment: Deep, rich-toned, sweetly smoky. Mexican chocolate (dark chocolate and cinnamon), gently scorched mesquite, raisin, gardenia, roasted hazelnut in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with barely perceptible acidity; plush, satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of dark chocolate and gently smoky mesquite.
Notes: A blend of a natural-processed coffee from Brazil and a washed-process coffee from Costa Rica. Founded in 2015 by roaster James Parrish, Rhetoric Coffee is roasted at CoRo, Bay Area Co-Roasters (www.corocoffee.com), a collaborative community roasting space in Berkeley, California. Visit www.rhetoriccoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A confident darker roast edging into sweet smokiness, animated by big chocolate notes. Adding a splash of whole milk, or even cream, wouldn’t be a disservice to this strong-charactered dark roast.