Batdorf & Bronson
|Roaster Location:||Olympia, Washington|
|Review Date:||June 1999|
Probably the smoothest, most seamlessly integrated dark-roast blend in the cupping. Preserves distinct acidy tones, but wraps them in dark-roast character, balancing them richly on the cusp between fruity tart and roasty pungent. Softly sweet in finish, without a trace of charred or burned notes.
Distinct acidy tones are wrapped in dark-roast character, balanced between fruity tart and roasty pungent. Does the name insinuate that this is a blend as dark as the turtlenecks and eyeliner of urban rebels past? Apparently not. It's named after an opera, La Boheme, and an earlier and more romantic style of rebellion.
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This review originally appeared in the June, 1999 tasting report: Extreme and Not-So-Extreme Dark Roasts