Supreme Bean Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||North Hollywood, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Southern Minas Gerais State, Brazil|
|Review Date:||August 2003|
Blind Assessment: The term "balanced" dominated both Ken and co-taster Willem Boot's notes. The body was balanced and smooth for Ken, balanced and buttery for Willem; both found the presence in milk balanced and complex. Ken admired the small cup's "elegant dry fruit" while Willem praised its "lively, citrus" character. Willem 87, Ken 90.
Notes: Produced from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety of arabica in the traditional Sul de Minas growing region. The Supreme Bean is a Los Angeles-area wholesale roaster specializing in high-end roasted-to-order espresso blends and single origins. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who value elegant, high-toned balance in straight shots and short milk drinks.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2003 tasting report: Not Your Ordinary Espressos