|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Not Disclosed|
|Review Date:||September 2005|
Once past the aroma, co-taster Ted Lingle (79) had little positive to say about this blend, finding it lean in body, rather burned/bitter in flavor, and weak in presence in milk. Ken (84) also found the mouthfeel too lean and the finish too astringent, but enjoyed the berry-like, chocolate-leaning fruit that carried through the profile from aroma to milk. The reader who nominated this blend said he wanted "to see if this espresso is everything it is claimed it is."
Coffee Review gave this blend a positive review and a rating of 90 in February of 2004. Something appears to have changed in the intervening year-and-a-half, probably the roast or the choice of green coffee, though changes in the reviewer's preferences and palate are always a possibility. Zoka is a leading small-batch roaster specializing in espresso blends and education. Visit www.zokacoffee.com or call 206-545-4313 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Those who enjoy a little scorch on their blueberry scones.
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This review originally appeared in the September, 2005 tasting report: Nice Going: Readers' Choice Espressos