|Roaster Location:||Los Angeles, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Est. Price:||$3.49/12 fluid ounces|
|Review Date:||July 2014|
A pure, ready-to-drink bottled coffee tested over ice. Bittersweet, roast-toned. Round but slightly bitterish acidity; full mouthfeel. In the flavor prune, apricot, scorched wood, dark chocolate, with a hint of citrus. In the finish sweetens and softens with a clearer expression of chocolate. The addition of cold milk surprisingly emphasizes the roasty tones and reasserts the bittersweet edge of the chocolate.
This coffee is certified organic and is prepared by the cold-brew method, which involves prolonged steeping of ground coffee in cold or room-temperature water and subsequent filtering. Bottled and sold without additives or any ingredient other than coffee and water. Groundwork is a Los Angeles based micro-roaster focusing on certified organic and fair-trade coffees. Visit www.groundworkcoffee.com or call 888-826-3333 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Those who value the bracing chocolate-toned bittersweetness of darker roasted coffees should enjoy this cold-brewed version of the style.
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This review originally appeared in the July, 2014 tasting report: Bottled Iced Coffees