Mozart's Coffee Roasters
Clasico del Otono
Reader Peter Lynagh nominated this coffee, rating it a 90 to 94. He describes it as "sweet, bold, fruit-toned, yet perfectly balanced and round," as well as "paradoxical." Paradoxical perhaps because it maintains the fruity brightness of medium-roasted coffees while avoiding aggressively dry or acidy notes. I would agree with all of the above, though I wish that my sample had not displayed a slight, muted bitterness.
Mozart's apparently brings some Austrian coffee tradition to Texas. Certainly the two samples Mozart's submitted for the December 2002 cupping could be taken as expressing the Viennese tradition of sweet coffees and moderate roasting Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who enjoy a well-crafted blend that hits the sweet spot in roast style between medium and dark.
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This review originally appeared in the December, 2002 tasting report: Readers' Choices