“Fruity” Espresso Blend
|Roaster Location:||Hong Kong, China|
|Coffee Origin:||Ethiopia; Kenya; China|
|Est. Price:||HKD $200/227 grams|
|Review Date:||November 2017|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Subtle and enveloping, richly sweet-toned. Jasmine, roasted cacao nib, passionfruit, sandalwood, nougat in aroma and small cup. Delicate, silky mouthfeel; cocoa- and sandalwood-toned finish with notes of passionfruit carrying into the long. In three parts milk, passionfruit and jasmine harmonize with cocoa and a pleasing aromatic wood.
Notes: An espresso blend comprised of coffees from Ethiopia, Kenya and the Yunnan Province of China. A.R.C., whose motto is “more than specialty,” rigorously controls three vital elements: sourcing of green coffee, roasting, and, in cafe environments, water quality for brewed coffee. For more information, visit http://www.arc.coffee/en/index.html.
The Bottom Line : Rich, sweet, elegant and cocoa-laden, this espresso blend is nougat-like in the straight shot and fruit- and floral-toned in milk.