A&E Custom Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||Amherst, New Hampshire|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona growing district, "Big Island" of Hawaii.|
|Review Date:||April 2006|
Rich aroma: semi-sweet chocolate and suggestions of apple, with floral notes at the top. In the cup rather big-bodied and rich, with continuing distinct floral top notes and a rather dominating, roundly tart acidity that nearly overwhelms but still allows further suggestions of chocolate, ripe tomato, orange and cedar.
Fancy is the second highest grade of Kona coffee (Extra Fancy is the highest), with the discrimination based mainly on bean size. A&E Roastery is a small-batch wholesale roaster specializing in custom roasting with an emphasis on Fair-Trade certified coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who enjoy both acidy austerity and floral seduction.
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This review originally appeared in the April, 2006 tasting report: Hawaiian Coffees 2006: Not This Year