|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||April 2002|
Blind Assessment: An exceptional versatile espresso that maintains complexity and intrigue from small cup to big milk. Nuance ranges from chocolate and walnut to fermented fruit and malty/musty tones. The musty notes are sharp in the finish of the small cup but turn splendidly round and rich in milk. (87 straight espresso, 93 w/milk)
Notes: Fratelli Lollino is a Chicago-area wholesale roaster with a long and respected history as a supplier of espresso coffee. Visit
Who Should Drink It: The musty fermented fruit tones may put off the purist, but everyone else should enjoy the authoritatively rich, edgy complexity of this blend.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2002 tasting report: Brewing Espresso at Home