Organic Planet Coffee & Tea
|Las Vegas, Nevada
A full-bodied espresso with exotic aromatics. Floral and fruit tones throughout the profile, with pungent notes that read as herbal for co-taster Ted Lingle (90) and licorice-like and smoky for Ken (89). For Ken the full body and heavy mouthfeel seemed partly to stifle flavor in the small cup, but for both Ken and Ted this blend came into its own in milk, where it rounded and sweetened richly without losing power or nuance. Nominated by Kemp LaMunyon of Las Vegas.
All of the components of this blend are certified organically grown. Organic Planet Coffee & Tea is a small-batch coffee roaster and tea merchant specializing exclusively in organic and sustainable products. Its motto is "Only the best the planet has to offer." Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who prefer Verdi to Mozart.
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This review originally appeared in the September, 2005 tasting report: Nice Going: Readers' Choice Espressos