Jeremiah's Pick Gourmet Coffee
|Roaster Location:||San Francisco, California|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||June 1999|
Blind Assessment: As usual with most extreme dark-roasted blends sold under the name French roast, no real flavor survives, only competing sensations of bitter and sweet -- in this case inclined more toward the bitter. I preferred this particular "French roast" profile over several others owing to the invigorating intensity of the bittersweetness
Notes: Invigorating intensity of bitttersweet character, leaning toward the bitter. Jeremiah's Pick is a small, quality-oriented wholesale roaster whose coffees appear in upscale supermarkets in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of nuance-obliterating cultural gestures: very hot food, super-garlicked sauces.
This review originally appeared in the June, 1999 tasting report: Extreme and Not-So-Extreme Dark Roasts