|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||October 1997|
|With Milk:||Flavor in milk: 8|
Blind Assessment: The clear winner in the tasting, perhaps because it showed pungent dark-roast character without losing sweetness or complexity to carbon. Distinct chocolate notes, good dimension, substantial body, smooth balance of bitter and sweet tones, although the bitterness does get the upper hand in the aftertaste. Fills out nicely in milk without losing authority or complexity.
Notes: This dark-roasted espresso blend from Seattle shows distinct chocolate notes, good dimension, substantial body, and smooth balance of bitter and sweet tones. Torrefazione Italia's darkest-roasted blend.
Who Should Drink It: People who want dark-roast character with classic balance.
This review originally appeared in the October, 1997 tasting report: Espresso Blends