Black Oak Coffee Roasters
Duomo Espresso Northern Italian Style
|Roaster Location:||Ukiah, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Est. Price:||$14.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2017|
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