Gourmet's Choice Coffee
|Roaster Location:||New York, New York|
|Review Date:||December 1997|
Blind Assessment: Solid from top to bottom. The power in the lower ranges is particularly impressive for a coffee brought to a medium roast. Don't look for tickle, inspiration or sweetness, however. The grace notes, if any, tend toward herb or tobacco.
Notes: Outrageously priced, but a solid coffee from top to bottom. Power in the lower ranges impressive for a medium roast. Little sweetness. A revival of a fancy coffee brand served in various fancy places from 1956 through 1983. Uses the same blend formulation as the original Gourmet's Choice, although the coffees themselves are obviously not the same. At $69.95 per ten ounces, the reincarna
Who Should Drink It: The holiday factor:Dry, muscular and reserved, solid, free of insinuation, outrageously priced, this may be a good gift coffee for, let's see, conservative stockbrokers who lift weights? Wealthy debutantes who prefer field hockey to parties?
This review originally appeared in the December, 1997 tasting report: Holiday Coffees 1997