Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company
|Roaster Location:||Los Gatos, California|
|Review Date:||March 2001|
Blind Assessment: 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.
Notes: 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.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2001 tasting report: Sulawesi Coffees, a Cup on the Wild Side