City Bean Coffee
|Roaster Location:||West Hollywood, California|
|Review Date:||May 1998|
Blind Assessment: A clean, simple pop across the palate. No carbon, not sharp, but not much sweetness or nuance either. Nut tones surface in the finish. My tasting partner was more specific: peanuts. Delivers a straightforward, clean cup in milk, neither particularly sweet nor pungent. A generous assessment would call this profile balanced and forceful; a critical one might accuse it of simplicity and overstatement.
Notes: A clean, simple pop across the palate. No carbon, not sharp, but not much sweetness or nuance either. Nut tones in the finish. "Think global, roast local" is the slogan of City Bean Coffee, a two-store roaster in the Los Angeles area whose coffees have won an impressive variety of awards.
Who Should Drink It: A sort of West-Coast classic: no frills, just espresso.
This review originally appeared in the May, 1998 tasting report: West-Coast Espressos