Coffee Roasters of Pasadena
|Roaster Location:||Pasadena, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern Sumatra; San Marcos region, northwestern Guatemala.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||October 2002|
"Medium- to full-bodied blend. Looks like two different roasts blended. Good, full finish" (81). Ken: "Sweet charred tones with some smoky spice in the nose. In the cup fruity, acidy tones nicely survive the roast but sweetness doesn't: ultimately a little too bitter for me" (81).
A blend of coffees brought to two different roast styles. The darker roasted component is a Sumatra; the somewhat lighter roasted component is produced on the Dos Marias estate, a Guatemalan farm lovingly operated for five generations by a large, multi-branched family, one branch of which strayed off to southern California and founded Coffee Roasters of Pasadena in 1994. From the label we know that this is "Rick's favorite blend." Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who like the bitter side of bittersweet, with some fruity complication.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 2002 tasting report: A Roast Master's Perspective on Dark Roasts: John Weaver