Alaska Coffee Roasting
Java Blawan Estate
|East Java, Indonesia.
Sweet-toned, mildly pungent aroma: cedar, molasses, a hint of milk chocolate. Very sweet in the cup and very delicate, with wispy walnut and continued milk chocolate notes. Surprisingly robust persistence of sweetness and flavor in the short finish; some astringency in the long.
Alaska Coffee Roasting's location in the mid-Alaskan town of Fairbanks must make it one of America's northernmost coffee roasters. Before founding Alaska Roasting, roast master and buyer Michael Gesser lived for ten years in Kenya and brings a longtime traveler's curiosity and passion to sourcing his coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who prefer pungent grapefruit to tart oranges.
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This review originally appeared in the April, 2007 tasting report: Sweetness and Earth: Java, Sulawesi, Bali, Timor