|Roaster Location:||Spokane, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Review Date:||February 2004|
Blind Assessment: Lots of complaints and caveats here. For Willem the aroma was "slightly musty, chocolaty," for Ken "heavy, bittersweet." In the demitasse Willem found "bitter, sharp flavor notes" and Ken "sharpish, ponderously sour tones" although he did detect "some incongruous floral topnotes." "Definitely lacked sweetness with and without milk," Willem concluded. (80) "Powerful but oddly sourish in milk" for Ken. (81)
Notes: Cravens Coffee is a quality-oriented small-batch roaster located in the eastern Washington city of Spokane. Visit
Who Should Drink It: I suppose that the sour sharpness of this blend, which for better or worse makes a powerful statement in milk, may please those who take their espresso with large quantities of additives.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2004 tasting report: The Aficionado's Pacific Northwest Espressos