Reading Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||Birdsboro, Pennsylvania|
|Review Date:||July 2008|
Blind Assessment: Sweet-toned, bright aroma: gently pungent nut and fir notes, hints of coffee fruit (tart cherry), butter, chocolate. The aromatics simplify in the quiet, balanced cup; the tart fruit deepens toward brandy, the hint of buttery chocolate persists. Simple but clean, sweet finish.
Notes: Reading Coffee Roasters specializes in "gourmet coffees medium roasted the old fashioned European way ... Never bitter or burnt!" according to its website, www.readingcoffee.com. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A slight hint of brandyish fruit ferment pleasantly complicates the profile of this otherwise classic Colombia.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2008 tasting report: Readers' Choice 2008: Hearty Coffee from the Heartlands