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Red Rooster Coffee Roaster

Flight Seasonal Espresso

Location: Floyd, Virginia

Origin: Costa Rica; Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.99/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2019

Agtron: 54/78

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Dark chocolate, tangerine zest, black cherry, cedar, violet in aroma and small cup. Viscous, satiny mouthfeel; crisply sweet-tart finish. Chocolate and citrus zest are pleasingly amplified in three parts milk, with notes of black cherry and violet-like flowers carrying into the long finish.

Notes:

A seasonal espresso blend comprised of a washed-process Costa Rica El Boyerito and a natural-processed Ethiopia Layo Taraga. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee, high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An espresso blend creatively comprised of both washed- and natural-processed coffees, the former bringing bright florals to the cup, the latter, deep fruit.

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