Mountanos Brothers Coffee Company
Holiday Blend with Spices
|Roaster Location:||South San Francisco, California|
|Review Date:||November 1999|
Blind Assessment: Pleasant and interesting, although to my taste the coffee component is not quite sweet or heavy-bodied enough to completely support the spice. A sharp tickle of pepper and clove with a hint of cinnamon sweetness complicates a straightforward, low-key cup.
Notes: Pleasant and interesting. A sharp tickle of pepper and clove with a hint of cinnamon sweetness complicates a straightforward, low-key cup. A blend of whole bean coffees enhanced with natural cinnamon stick, green and red peppercorns and cloves. This is not an artificially flavored coffee. Rather, it is roughly analogous to naturally flavored teas like jasmine, Earl Grey and Constant Comment.
Who Should Drink It: Holiday entertainers too sophisticated for brassy artificially flavored coffees but who want a change of pace. Probably best drunk black or with spirits (brandy, rum, grappa) and a little brown sugar. May not be sturdy enough to support much milk or cream.
This review originally appeared in the November, 1999 tasting report: Holiday Coffees