|Roaster Location:||Woodstock, Illinois|
|Review Date:||January 1999|
Blind Assessment: Crisp and toasty nose. In the demitasse heavy though not sharp; some sweetness but little nuance. The heaviness turns smooth in milk, expanding richly, but even there the cup remains austere and rather monolithic.
Notes: Crisp and toasty nose. Heavy, though not sharp, some sweetness but little nuance. Heaviness turns smooth in milk, but remains austere and monolithic. A Brazil-based blend apparently intended as a version of the smooth, round espresso blends favored in Italy. The heaviness in the demitasse suggests that one of the components is a robusta, often added to Italian-style espresso blends to promote body and
Who Should Drink It: Masters milk with weight rather than sharpness, making it a good latte blend for those who take their tall drink without sweeteners.
This review originally appeared in the January, 1999 tasting report: Brazil and Brazils