Attibassi Espresso Italiano
|Roaster Location:||Castel Maggiori, Bologna, Italy|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||August 2007|
Blind Assessment: Rich, balanced but subdued aroma: pruny fruit, nut, a hint of chocolate. In the small cup fullish in body with a slightly rough mouthfeel, aromatically simple but sweetly resonant in structure with hints of cedar and chocolate. Clean, sweet finish. Comes into its own in milk, where it blooms richly with a deep, malty chocolate.
Notes: Attibassi was originally a historical brand of Italian chocolate from the food-famous city of Bologna that now also represents one of Italy's leading coffee brands. Currently available in 2.2-pound valve bags on line at www.espressovero.com. Visit
Who Should Drink It: An outstanding blend for cappuccino and caffe latte.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2007 tasting report: Italy Seen from America: Nine (Genuine) Italian and Three American Espressos