Smit & Dorlas
Italian Passion Espresso
|Roaster Location:||Mijdrecht, The Netherlands|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||December 2007|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Muted, nicely modulated fruit ferment notes read as a brandied chocolate in the aroma. In the small cup sweet and deep with fullish body, slightly rough mouthfeel and cedar, flowers and continuing brandied cherry and chocolate. Long, flavor-saturated finish. Sweetens nicely in milk with good chocolate character, though fades and thins a bit toward the finish.
Notes: Smit & Dorlas is a venerable, distinguished Dutch coffee company whose roots reach back to the early 19th century. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Versatile blend with little sharpness but good weight, presence, and fruity depth.