Hi-Octane Organic Espresso
|Roaster Location:||Ellensburg, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Not Disclosed|
|Review Date:||March 2005|
Blind Assessment: Deep, gently pungent aroma resonating with chocolate and low-acid tropical fruit notes. In the small cup the body is full, the mouthfeel a touch rough, the flavor slightly sharp and roasty with cedar and a hint of chocolate. The finish is rich and mildly astringent. Milk softens and sweetens the profile, nicely developing the implicit chocolate and fruit, though never completely plumping out the mouthfeel.
Notes: All coffees composing this blend are certified organically grown. D&M Coffee is a microroaster whose roasting facility is a refurbished 1920s stucco gasoline station in the eastern Washington town of Ellensburg. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy their espresso mildly roasty but still chocolaty.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2005 tasting report: Progressive Crema: Organic and Fair-Trade Espresso Blends