A&E Custom Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||Amherst, New Hampshire|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona growing district, "Big Island" of Hawaii.|
|Review Date:||April 2006|
Blind Assessment: 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.
Notes: 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.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2006 tasting report: Hawaiian Coffees 2006: Not This Year