Dark Line Red Eye
|Roaster Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Review Date:||October 2002|
Blind Assessment: John Weaver: "Nice medium body with bright, sparkly flavor notes. Tangy flavor" (81). Ken particularly liked the "tangy" character: "sweetly fruity, with some floral complication, rounded rather than repressed by the roast. Slightly astringent finish" (87).
Notes: The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. The Roasterie's new Dark Line of coffees beautifully captures the macho myth of "strong" dark roasts in its bold, graffiti-influenced package graphics and blunt copy-writing: "Red Eye...Full bodied with a smooth finish and eye-opening pop. Sleep? It's overrated." Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy macho graphics and complex, fruity dark roasts.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2002 tasting report: A Roast Master's Perspective on Dark Roasts: John Weaver