|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Not Disclosed|
|Review Date:||September 2005|
For both Ken (81) and co-taster Ted Lingle (79) the aroma was muted and burned. Ted found the body in the small cup light; Ken (81) found it fuller but rough in mouthfeel. Nor did Ken or Ted have much positive to say about flavor: pungent and rough for Ted, burned and sharp for Ken. In milk pleasantly sweet but thin-bodied for Ted; Ken was more positive here, finding that the milk smoothed out the sharply roasty character of the coffee, turning it toward a pleasing fresh leather and a clove-toned spice. The reader who nominated this blend found it "exceptional, that's all."
Lighthouse Roasters is a one-location cafe and retail/wholesale roaster that takes special pride in its very small-batch, vintage roasting machines. Visit www.lighthouseroasters.com or call 206.633.4444 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Those who enjoy a little burn in the roast.
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This review originally appeared in the September, 2005 tasting report: Nice Going: Readers' Choice Espressos