Coffee Roasters of Pasadena
|Roaster Location:||Pasadena, California|
|Review Date:||June 2001|
Blind Assessment: Smooth, balanced, with excellent range, from floral top notes through a bright, juicy, acidy middle to a roasty, bitterish bottom. The most impressive aspect of this coffee is its pleasing natural sweetness, which persists from aroma through cup to light-footed but authoritative finish.
Notes: Smooth, balanced, with excellent range, from floral top notes through a bright, juicy, acidy middle to a roasty, bitterish bottom. A blend of a single coffee brought to two different roast styles, one lighter and one darker. The coffee that composes both parts of the blend is produced on the Dos Marias estate, a Guatemalan farm lovingly operated for five generations by a large, multi
Who Should Drink It: A versatile coffee with enough acidity for traditionalists, enough roasty bitterness for coffee-with-milkers, and an ingratiating sweetness that should please all. Blends of two distinctly different roast styles can create a blurred, self-canceling impression, particularly if the dark-roasted part of the blend is too sharp or overbearing, but here the two roast styles work together elegantly.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2001 tasting report: Premium Coffee Blends