The rest of the taste profile plays peek-a-boo around dominating carbon tones in this very dark roasted coffee. Nevertheless, the pungent sweetness that constitutes the upside of darker roasts prevails, particularly in the cup.
The rest of the taste profile plays peek-a-boo around dominating carbon tones in this very dark roasted coffee.
Who Should Drink It
Everyone who's gotten hooked on the carbon-overlaying-bittersweetness of the Starbucks taste. Aside from Peet's, which is probably more so, the quintessential coffee for the West-Coast French-press experience: gritty, pungent, and stands up against almost anything you put in it. Unless things have changed recently, do not serve this coffee drip-brewed at a PTA buffet in New England.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 1997 tasting report: House Blends