|Roaster Location:||Fort Bragg, California|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||October 1997|
Blind Assessment: The aromatics of the vanilla-chocolate complex fade fast under the impact of the carbon, although the clean-sweat pungency will please lovers of extremely dark roasts. The blanketing astringency of the carbon reaches a climax in the aftertaste, but even there sweetness balances and pungency complicates.
Notes: An extremely dark roast which seems genuinely southern Italian, both delicious and operatically dark and quirky. This is the darkest-roasted of the Thanksgiving Espresso blends. Visit www.thanksgivingcoffee.com or call 800-648-6491 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: There is something genuinely southern Italian about this blend (at least the southern Italy of myth and literature), something both delicious and operatically dark and quirky.
This review originally appeared in the October, 1997 tasting report: Espresso Blends