|Roaster Location:||San Rafael, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Sumatra; Kenya; Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$46.50/12 9.5-ounce cans|
|Review Date:||July 2020|
Blind Assessment: A ready-to-drink black coffee, tested cold. Delicate, sweet-toned. Apricot, almond, lime zest, baking chocolate, maple syrup. Sweet-tart structure with gentle, mild acidity; light, almost feathery mouthfeel. Crisp, subtly sweet-tart finish. Baking chocolate and almond notes bloom in milk, while apricot and lime zest recede.
Notes: This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a tasting of ready-to-drink black coffees for Coffee Review’s July 2020 tasting report. Brewed hot, then flash-chilled and canned. Contains no additives or ingredients other than coffee and water. Founded in 1995 by Brooke McDonnell and Helen Russell, Equator Coffees operates retail stores in the San Francisco Bay Area and provides coffee to hundreds of wholesale accounts. Visit www.equatorcoffees.com or call 800-809-7687 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A tale of two cold coffees: tart and zesty served black, chocolaty and nutty with a splash of whole milk.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2020 tasting report: RTD Rising: Single-Origin Cold Coffees Elevate the Game