Metropolitan Fine Coffees
French Roast “Brazilian Blend”
|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Brazil and others|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||April 2004|
Blind Assessment: Impressively complex ultra-dark roast: The roast tones are sweet and rather restrained in the aroma, complicated by fresh leather and apricot. In the cup they turn rich, full-throated and bittersweet. The finish is a touch heavy and astringent, inevitable in a roast this dark.
Notes: Served at Renoir, a Las Vegas restaurant celebrated for its genuine Renoir as well as for its distinguished new French food from chef Alessandro Stratta. Metropolitan Fine Coffee is an award-winning specialty brand of Superior Coffee, owned by food giant Sara Lee. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those lovers of ultra-dark "French" roasts curious to taste a fine version of the style.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2004 tasting report: Coffee from Celebrity Chefs (or their Restaurants)