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States Coffee & Mercantile

Espresso 1849 Blend

Location: Martinez, California

Origin: Guatemala; Ethiopia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $12.00/8 ounces

Review Date: August 2018

Agtron: 50/70

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Vibrant and engaging; richly sweet-tart. Pomegranate, dark chocolate, blood orange zest, narcissus, sandalwood in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel; crisp, resonant finish. In three parts milk, both chocolate and floral tones bloom, supported by hints of spicy citrus zest and aromatic wood notes.

Notes:

A blend of two coffees: a washed-processed Guatemala and a natural-processed Ethiopia. Founded by roaster Keith Gehrke in 2015, States Coffee is a single-location community-focused coffee shop in downtown Martinez, California, featuring coffee roasted in-house and artisan-made goods. Visit www.statescoffee.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A complex, floral- and chocolate-driven espresso blend, as compelling in milk as in the straight shot.

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