Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company
|Roaster Location:||Los Gatos, California|
|Review Date:||March 2001|
Very low-toned, smooth, with a dry, fruity bittersweetness that, with slow drinking, settles toward chocolate. A slight, musty astringency shows up in the aftertaste, but the pleasantly pruny bittersweetness prevails.
Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company is a model of what in-store roasting can (and should) be: In business at the same location since 1982, never expanded, never franchised, content with its own local base of loyal customers, simply producing well-sourced an
Who Should Drink It
The musty tones that join the conventional pleasures of this coffee recommend it to lovers of foods and beverages that tread the rough edge between agreeable and disturbing: edgy spirits like grappa and mescal or the gamier soft-ripened and blue cheeses.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2001 tasting report: Sulawesi Coffees, a Cup on the Wild Side