Allegro Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||Boulder, Colorado|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||December 1998|
Another holiday coffee distinguished by a dark-roasted, pungent heart. The pungency dominates, but reads as rich and resilient, and is complicated by an unusual taste tickle. I want to call it cedar, but a publicist might call it spice. It's a pleasant holiday-themed sensation.
No carbon and lots of sweetness here, smoothing and rounding the dark-roast pungency. A pleasing smokiness turns sweet and ambiguously chocolate in the aftertaste. Consists of all peaberry beans from the 1998 crop year. Peaberries occur when the coffee fruit produces a single oval bean rather than two beans with matching flat sides. Peaberries typically display slightly different cup characteristics from normal bea
Who Should Drink It
The holiday factor:An agreeable, if subdued, after-dinner coffee that should set up nicely next to heavy desserts.
Explore Similar Coffees
Click here for more reviews from Allegro Coffee Roasters
This review originally appeared in the December, 1998 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees