|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Review Date:||November 1999|
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.
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.
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This review originally appeared in the November, 1999 tasting report: Holiday Coffees