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Stone Cup Roasting

Full Natural Espresso Blend

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Origin: Brazil, Ethiopia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price:

Review Date: May 2006

Agtron: 48/58

Aroma: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

With Milk: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweet-toned, round, caramelly aroma with hints of flowers and pears or peach. In the small cup full-bodied with a dominating sweet, cedary pungency complicated by raisiny fruit and dark chocolate with a slight whiff of brandyish ferment. In milk balanced and rich, with continued semi-sweet chocolate, richly grapy ferment and even a surprising resurfacing of flowers.

Notes:

This blend consists of all ?natural? or dry-processed coffees from Brazil and Ethiopia. Stone Cup Roasting is a boutique roasting company in the reviving and attractive city of Chattanooga. Visit www.stonecup.com or call 423-265-5010 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer flannel to silk and tequila to vodka.


This review originally appeared in the May, 2006 tasting report: Better than Ever: Boutique Espressos

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