Mountain Country Viennese Roast
|Roaster Location:||Plymouth, Michigan|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||August 2002|
Considerable disagreement surfaced between Ken and Chris over this blend's odd character contributed by seldom-used coffees like India Monsooned Malabar and wet-processed robusta. Ken rather defiantly settled on a rating of 85, admiring what he called the blend's "sweet, complexly opulent nose and odd, overripe apricot and bittersweet chocolate notes" but admitting he found its "background musty tones disturbing." Chris (rating 77) didn't buy into the exotic character at all, concluding that the musty (his term is "earthy") tones dominated: "Off the mark, it strides toward a nutty baked bread aroma. The body and acidity tire down to earthy notes midway, but regain some sweet strength in the aftertaste."
A blend that prominently includes India Monsooned Malabar and India Kaapi Royale wet-processed robusta. Coffee Express is a quality oriented specialty wholesale roaster founded in 1982. Visit
Who Should Drink It
In marketing terms, this is a polarizing coffee. On the basis of consumer cuppings I have organized, I would guess that most coffee drinkers would object to this coffee, but at least a few would admire its lush, over-the-top strangeness.
Explore Similar Coffees
Click here for more reviews from Coffee Express
Click here for more information about coffees from India
This review originally appeared in the August, 2002 tasting report: India Coffees