|Roaster Location:||North Kingstown, Rhode Island|
|Coffee Origin:||India; Indonesia|
|Review Date:||September 2005|
Blind Assessment: Ken (90) liked this espresso with its earthy-musty influenced aromatics considerably more than co-taster Ted Lingle (87). In the aroma, vanilla, floral, earth, leather and fruit notes. In the small cup medium body, leanish but smooth mouthfeel, with a rather sharp, musty/fruity flavor that persisted in the mildly astringent but resonant finish. Probably at its best in milk, which rounded and softened the coffee, turning the musty fruit toward a pleasingly complex chocolate. Reader Adam Harvey testifies that "Simply put, [this] is the best espresso I have ever tasted. And I have tasted plenty."
Notes: Majik Coffee is a small-batch wholesale and retail roaster specializing in custom roasting and blending. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy Sumatra coffees and Islay single-malt whiskies.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2005 tasting report: Nice Going: Readers' Choice Espressos