Level Ground Trading

Direct Fair Trade Espresso

Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Origin: Africa; South America

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: CAD $17.00/16 ounces

Review Date: November 2017

Agtron: 51/73

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Intrigungly complex, balanced. Dark chocolate, molasses, cedar, narcissus, date in aroma and small cup. Satiny-smooth body; sweetly cocoa-toned finish. In three parts milk, floral and cocoa tones lead in the short, while hints of rich date resurface in the long.


Coffees in this blend are all fully wet-processed or “washed” and certified organically grown in both Canada and the U.S. Since 1997, Level Ground Trading has been an importer and roaster based in Victoria, Canada, focused on direct trade with small-scale producers in developing countries and on marketing their products throughout North America. Visit www.levelground.com or call 888-565-6633 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A solid espresso blend equally pleasing as a straight shot and in milk.

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