Rao's Coffee Roasting
|Roaster Location:||Amherst, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||April 2002|
Blind Assessment: In the small cup sharp, bitter astringency overpowers hints of malty chocolate and dried fruit. Remains sharp and thinly bitter in small volumes of milk; in larger volumes softens to an expansive milk chocolate. (80 straight espresso, 84/milk.)
Notes: Rao's is a quality oriented specialty roaster with an informative website and an unusually extensive selection of single-origin coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: In milk this is a tall latte drinker's espresso; in the small cup take it with sugar.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2002 tasting report: Brewing Espresso at Home