|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Panama; Ethiopia; Burundi|
|Est. Price:||$24.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2017|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Big, balanced, deeply sweet. Narcissus, caramel, tangerine zest, vanilla, cedar in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel; resonant, caramel-toned finish. In three parts milk, fruit tones are magnified, in particular bittersweet tangerine zest, while hints of narcissus persist underneath.
Notes: A distinguished blend comprised of three coffees: a Panama from trees of the celebrated Gesha (also Geisha) variety from Hacienda La Esmeralda, a dried-in-the-fruit “natural”-processed Ethiopia Guji, and a wet-processed Burundi from Bukeye washing station, part of the Long Miles Project founded by an American couple to raise standards and farmers’ income in Burundi. Big Shoulders Coffee is a Chicago artisan roaster that emphasizes a fresh-roasted, no-nonsense approach to fine coffee. Visit www.bigshoulderscoffee.com or call 312-888-3042 for more information.
The Bottom Line : A blend of three highly regarded coffees that come together as a an impressively floral-toned, resonant straight shot, and present as pleasingly bittersweet and fruit-toned in milk.