|Roaster Location:||San Francisco, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Colombia; Costa Rica; Papua New Guinea.|
|Review Date:||January 2003|
Blind Assessment: Reader Derick Miller called Graffeo to my attention, testifying that this groupof three small in-store roasters produces "great coffee." I found this light-roasted version of theGraffeo blend acidy but sweet, rich, with a broad flavor range including delicate orange and floralnotes. Both aroma and finish showed a slight bitter edge which rounded and softened as the cupcooled.
Notes: For years Graffeo has been one of San Francisco's cult coffee roasters, a small, second-generation family-owned business in the traditional Italian neighborhood of North Beach. Graffeonow has added single-store roasting locations in San Rafael and Beverly Hills, California. Graffeoproduces two versions of a single blend, dark-roasted and this light-roasted version. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Macho breakfast cuppers. A classic medium-roasted coffee with bothdelicacy and power.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2003 tasting report: Readers' Choices Round Two