Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Hair Bender Espresso
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Review Date:||October 2006|
Blind Assessment: Smoke, toast and a hint of flowers in the aroma. In the small cup medium-bodied and smooth in mouthfeel, balanced, rich, simple, with hints of cedar, dark chocolate and toast. Sweet finish. In milk lean-bodied but lush, dominated by a smoky semi-sweet chocolate.
Notes: Stumptown Coffee is a small-batch premium roasting company that wholesales its coffees as well as serves them in French press format in its three Portland cafes. Visit www.stumptowncoffee.com or call 503-230-7797 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A smoky/toasty Northwest-style espresso without bitter overstatement.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2006 tasting report: Readers' Choice Espressos