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Black Oak Coffee Roasters

Duomo Espresso Northern Italian Style

Location: Ukiah, California

Origin: Not disclosed

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2017

Agtron: 45/55

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

: Crisply sweet; caramelly. Cocoa powder, orange zest, lightly scorched cedar, pecan, a hint of sweet flowers in aroma and cup. Quietly round and briskly sweet in structure; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a straightforward, balanced finish.

Notes:

A blend designed to reflect the northern Italian style of coffee-roasting, and intended for both brewed and espresso applications. This coffee tied for the fifth-highest rating in a tasting of nearly 130 darker-roasted coffees for Coffee Review‘s August 2017 tasting report. Artisan coffee-roasters in the northern California town of Ukiah, Black Oak’s mission is to bring to life each carefully selected coffee’s unique origins. For more information, visit www.blackoakcoffee.com.

The Bottom Line: A quiet, accessible darker-roasted coffee, sweet and caramelly with a brisk, zesty edge.


This review originally appeared in the August, 2017 tasting report: Darker-Roasted Coffees: Confessions and Amends

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