|Roaster Location:||Santa Clara, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Not Disclosed|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||March 2005|
Blind Assessment: Chocolate and toast show in the rather subdued aroma. In the small cup the body is medium and the mouthfeel slightly lean, with a simple but attractive pungent/sweet character complicated by a cocoa or dry chocolate. Rich, semi-sweet chocolate finish. In milk balanced and crisply sweet, with the chocolate retaining its dry authority.
Notes: All coffees composing this blend are certified organically grown, grown in mixed-species shade, and certified Fair Trade, meaning they were purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Barefoot Coffee Roasters ("Serious coffee. Happy people") is a boutique, artisan coffee roaster specializing in certified sustainable coffees. Visit www.barefootcoffeeroasters.com or call 408-248-4500 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer their luxuries crisp in flavor and progressive in politics.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2005 tasting report: Progressive Crema: Organic and Fair-Trade Espresso Blends