Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery
Java Blawan Estate
|Roaster Location:||Annapolis, Maryland|
|Coffee Origin:||East Java, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||April 2007|
Blind Assessment: A delicate - perhaps overly so - coffee that nevertheless rewards attentiveness to its subtle, complex aromatics: floral tones and a pungent note suggesting the fresh odor of tomato vines, with background suggestions of cocoa and white wine. A heavy astringency lurks in the mouthfeel that unfortunately dominates in the long finish as the heady aromatics fade.
Notes: Blawan is one of several large, traditional coffee estates originally founded by the Dutch but now operated by the Indonesian government in the mountains of East Java. Caffe Pronto is a cafe-roastery and an espresso bar with a mission that emphasizes quality and service. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a pleasingly complex melody despite a clumsy base track.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2007 tasting report: Sweetness and Earth: Java, Sulawesi, Bali, Timor