Polly's Gourmet Coffee
Costa Rica Tres Volcanos
|Roaster Location:||Long Beach, California|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||June 2002|
Blind Assessment: Ken (rating 85) writes: "Simple and without nuance, but agreeably envelops pungent roasty and crisply acidy tones in a fundamental sweetness." Kevin (rating 84): "Some liveliness, substantial body. Correct but forgettable."
Notes: Polly's Gourmet Coffee, founded in 1976, is a pioneering Southern California specialty roaster. Polly's has stayed true to the original vision of specialty coffee: one store, one roasting machine, one coffee guy, zero stockholders. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a straightforward, mildly acidy cup with a roasty edge. May be forgettable, but it is enjoyable.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2002 tasting report: On Matching Roast to Bean