San Francisco Coffee
Cable Car Blend
|Roaster Location:||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||April 2002|
Blind Assessment: An appealing combination of orange, chocolate, and floral notes shimmer in the small cup, though shadowed by a roasty sharpness. Milk rounds the cup nicely, however, turning the citrus and floral notes into a crisp, toasty chocolate. Fades slightly in big milk. (87 straight espresso, 89 w/milk)
Notes: San Francisco Coffee is Malaysia's only specialty coffee roaster, an Asian-based original that is taking on outsiders from the United States and Australia with panache and considerable success. It recently expanded its business to Manila. Cable Car Blend is its house espresso. Visit www.sanfranciscocoffee.com or call +60-3-2166-7322 for more info.
Who Should Drink It: More complex at the top than most espresso blends, but a little light at the bottom, which makes it a nice choice for short milk drinks like the cappuccino.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2002 tasting report: Brewing Espresso at Home