Montana Coffee Traders
|Roaster Location:||Whitefish, Montana|
|Review Date:||March 2001|
Blind Assessment: A fine sweet, roasty nose with hints of spice and leather. In the cup the spice and animal notes deepen toward earth and mustiness. The relatively light roast allows a touch of acidity to brighten the cup, but fails to develop the underlying sweetness.
Notes: "How you bean, man!" asks the deliberately funky cowboy graphic on the bag for Montana Coffee Traders, a 20-year-old wholesale roasting company with affiliated companies in Texas, Costa Rica and - honestly - Moscow, Russia.
Who Should Drink It: A shimmer of acidy brightness may make this coffee an attractive exotic alternative for members of the old multiple-black-cup school of American coffee drinking.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2001 tasting report: Sulawesi Coffees, a Cup on the Wild Side