The Supreme Bean
|Roaster Location:||North Hollywood, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Review Date:||June 2004|
Blind Assessment: The aroma is sweet, smoky and toasty. In the small cup the smoky tones complement a dry but lush fruitiness. Comes richly into its own in milk, where the smoke and toast tones read as fresh leather and the dry fruit turns crisply chocolate.
Notes: The darker roasted of three espresso blends offered by The Supreme Bean, a Los Angeles-area wholesale roaster specializing in high-end roasted-to-order espresso blends and single origins. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the leathery, deeply fruity scent of pipe tobacco before it goes into the pipe.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2004 tasting report: Boutique Espressos