“Chocolate” Espresso Blend
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Est. Price:||HKD $140/454 grams|
|Review Date:||November 2017|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Richly sweet-tart, wood-framed. Dark chocolate, tangerine zest, fir, hazelnut, a hint of flowers in aroma and small cup. Dense in mouthfeel; bittersweet chocolate dominates in finish. The chocolate reappears in three-parts milk, though its sweetness is limited by a bitterish, wood-toned edge.
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The Bottom Line: Chocolaty but rather austere and bittersweet blend.