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Te Aro Roasted

Mocha Java Espresso

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Origin: Eastern Java, Indonesia; Sidamo growing region, Ethiopia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: CAD $15.00/16 oz.

Review Date: August 2010

Agtron: 48/57

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Resonant, big-bodied, aromatically complex espresso. Dark chocolate, aromatic wood, and a lush, brandy-toned fruit in both aroma and small cup. The flavor softens in two parts milk, with the chocolate taking on a minty sweetness, but still maintains grown-up power and complexity.

Notes:

This version of the ancient Mocha-Java blend is intended to be brewed as espresso. With roots in New Zealand, Te Aro Roasted is a Toronto-based coffee company that emphasizes its “fresh air roasted” coffee, a technology that utilizes a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit www.te-aro.ca or call 416-465-2006 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Everyone. Striking power, range and depth of sensation.

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