|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Oromia region, southern Ethiopia; Mandheling growing region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||$14.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||July 2015|
Blind Assessment: Extraordinarily deep, resonant, juicy. Minty dark chocolate, orange marmalade, raspberry, hints of wisteria-like flowers and myrrh in aroma and cup. Vibrant, low-toned acidity; syrupy but buoyant mouthfeel. Long, echoing, flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: Modern Times is a well-loved, exuberantly inventive Point Loma, San Diego brewery that has long specialized in coffee-beer crossovers and overlaps. Black House is the name both of a coffee stout and this blend. An outstanding variant on the theme of the world’s oldest blend, Mocha-Java, it combines a Sumatra processed by the traditional Indonesia wet-hulled method and a dried-in-the-fruit or “natural”-processed Ethiopia. Visit www.moderntimescoffee.com for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Outstanding choice for those who value depth, resonance, big body and low-toned but lively acidity.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2015 tasting report: Blends 2015: Quietly Agreeable with Some Fireworks