PJ's Coffee & Tea
|Roaster Location:||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Review Date:||October 1997|
|With Milk:||Flavor in milk: 6|
Blind Assessment: Another dark-roast blend in which the sweet-chocolate-vanilla complex barely makes it out from under the carbon. But it does, and a muted vanilla sweetness lifts the profile in the finish. Milk, as usual, smooths the carbon and glorifies the sweetness.
Notes: A dark-roast blend where the sweet-chocolate-vanilla complex peeks out from under the carbon. PJ's is a specialty roaster and retail coffee chain based in New Orleans.
Who Should Drink It: I'm running out of psychological metaphors for people who like austere, carbony Espressos. Like the Peet's blend, this coffee keeps the carbon but avoids the thinness that often accompanies it. A bit sweeter than the Peet's.
This review originally appeared in the October, 1997 tasting report: Espresso Blends