Orleans Coffee Exchange
Costa Rican Viennese
|New Orleans, Louisiana
A natural, vanilla-toned sweetness distinguishes a low-key but lively profile. Nut and spice notes complicate the vanilla sweetness in the aroma, but by finish and aftertaste the vanilla gently (and pleasingly) dominates. Little range or dimension; the vanilla is the main act.
A natural, vanilla-toned sweetness distinguishes a low-key but lively profile. Nut and spice notes complicate, but the vanilla dominates. When selling this coffee through the mail, Orleans Coffee Exchange calls it "Royal Street Blend." It is the wholesale best-seller for this roasting firm located in the heart of New Orleans.
Who Should Drink It
The best-seller factor:Bill Siemers, Orleans Coffee Exchange owner, says about this blend: "We use a full-bodied Costa Rica with medium acidity, a little sweetness and good flavor. We add the slightly darker French roast to give the 'roast' flavor that so many of our local customers look for. Widely used as an everyday offering at coffee shops and for iced coffee."
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This review originally appeared in the October, 1998 tasting report: Best Sellers