Allegro Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||Boulder, Colorado|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||December 1998|
Blind Assessment: 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.
Notes: 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.
This review originally appeared in the December, 1998 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees