La Costa Coffee Roasting
|Roaster Location:||Carlsbad, California|
|Review Date:||May 1998|
Blind Assessment: For me this rather dark-roasted blend's smoky pungency displayed pleasantly fruity tones in the demitasse, and remained (if precariously) on the soft side of bitter. I particularly liked this blend in milk: The pungency carried nicely through the dairy, broadening and softening without losing itself. My tasting partner didn't agree, and found the dark-roast profile a touch carbony in the demitasse and thin in milk.
Notes: This blend's smoky pungency displays pleasantly fruity tones in the demitasse and was just on the soft side of bitter. Is particularly good in milk. La Costa Coffee Roasting Company is an award-winning, family-owned, roaster-retailer with two stores in northern San Diego County.
Who Should Drink It : A pleasant cappuccino blend, complexly pungent in milk.
This review originally appeared in the May, 1998 tasting report: West-Coast Espressos