Gusto Crema Blend
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Review Date:||April 2002|
Blind Assessment: Citrus and floral notes float atop pungent fermented fruit tones in the small cup; nut and chocolate notes complicate the finish. Maintains its leathery, spicy complexity in milk, adding a rounder and softer chocolate finish. 88 straight espresso, 89 w/milk)
Notes: The lightest roasted of four espresso blends offered by Caffé Umbria, a new wholesale roasting company built around the skills of roast master Emanuele Bizzarri, one of the founders of the famous roasting company Torrefazione Italia. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Probably at its best as a straight shot or cappuccino, but its big body and full-throated complexity make themselves felt even in large quantities of milk.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2002 tasting report: Brewing Espresso at Home