Quartermaine Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||Rockville, Maryland|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||October 2002|
Both John Weaver and Ken admired this coffee's smooth balance, though Ken found a bit more to say about the cup than John, who writes: "Good, medium-bodied coffee with smooth flavor and aftertaste" (84). Ken: "Pleasant balance of subdued acidy and round roast tones, complicated by sweet fruit chocolate, tastes a whole lot like butterscotch in the finish" (87).
Doka is one of Costa Rica's better-known coffee estates. Quartermaine is a wholesale and retail roaster serving the Washington DC area, and an early East-Coast proponent of Alfred Peet's slow, dark roasting style. Visit
Who Should Drink It
This versatile dark roast should appeal to those who enjoy dark roasts for their seductive smoothness rather than their macho bitterness.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 2002 tasting report: A Roast Master's Perspective on Dark Roasts: John Weaver