|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Review Date:||November 1999|
Blind Assessment: The earthy tones of the Indonesias dominate, sweet in the nose but dry and cocoa-like on the palate. A hint of winy fruit tries to raise its head above the dry earth and cocoa but subsides into the taciturn briskness of the cup.
Notes: The earthy tones of the Indonesias dominate, sweet in the nose but dry and cocoa-like on the palate. The slight earthy or musty hardness contributed by the Indonesia coffees in this blend is a controversial flavor note, but many coffee drinkers appear to enjoy it.
Who Should Drink It: The combination of dry, brisk mid-tones and earthy bottom produces a quirky breakfast coffee with additional murkily exotic after dinner possibilities. Try it brewed drip with a shot of brandy and a dollop of whipped cream.
This review originally appeared in the November, 1999 tasting report: Holiday Coffees