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Red Rooster Coffee Roaster

Flight Espresso

Location: Floyd, Virginia

Origin: Ethiopia; Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.49/12 ounces

Review Date: July 2018

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 8

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply sweet, richly tart. Lilac, cocoa powder, watermelon candy, grapefruit zest, cedar in aroma and small cup. Crisp, velvety mouthfeel; resonant, long finish that opens with watermelon and concludes with pink grapefruit zest, with cocoa and lilac ranged between. In three parts milk, nicely balanced cocoa and floral tones.

Notes:

An espresso blend comprised of a washed-process Ethiopia Kayon Mountain; a natural-processed Ethiopia Banko; and a washed-process Colombia Bella Vista. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A compelling espresso blend with engaging sweet-tartness, rich aromatic wood notes, and delicately sweet floral tones redolent of lilac.

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