Gridge's Coffee & Roasting
|Roaster Location:||Cookeville, Tennessee|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||July 2006|
Blind Assessment: Co-cupper Danny O'Neill calls this coffee "a solid cup, well-balanced ... fruity up the middle" (84). Ken found it balanced as well, though he reads the fruit as "a dry, fruit-toned chocolate that wants to be rich but is a bit too lean and simple" (85). Both were disappointed by a mildly astringent finish.
Notes: Gridge's is a one-location roasting company and cafe that appears to bring a genuine hands-on artisan approach to its roasting procedures. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Milk should make the dry chocolate tones bloom.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2006 tasting report: Breakfast Blends 2006: An American Tradition Goes Cosmopolitan