|Roaster Location:||Woodstock, Illinois|
|Review Date:||January 1999|
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.
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.
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This review originally appeared in the January, 1999 tasting report: Brazil and Brazils