Big Shoulders Coffee

Lake Street Espresso Blend

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Origin: Brazil; Ethiopia; Uganda

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Review Date: June 2016

Agtron: 56/69

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, deeply and richly sweet. Blood orange zest, hazelnut butter, narcissus, sandalwood, caramel in aroma and small cup. Crisp, velvety mouthfeel. Sweetly tart in the nut-toned short finish; lightly resonant in the citrusy long. Juicy, balanced in three parts milk; floral notes deepen and nut and caramel notes round to chocolate.


Big Shoulders Coffee is a Chicago artisan roaster that emphasizes a fresh-roasted, no-nonsense approach to fine coffee. Visit www.bigshoulderscoffee.com or call 312-888-3042 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A very pretty, balanced espresso blend that runs through all the notes: sweet-tart, chocolaty, nutty, floral.

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