|Roaster Location:||La Jolla, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Limu growing region, Ethiopia: Guatemala; northern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||$12.75/12 oz.|
|Review Date:||October 2010|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Pungent and sweet in the small cup: brandy-toned dark chocolate, fresh-cut fir, cherryish fruit, a hint of flowers at the top. Lean though smooth mouthfeel; rich, fruit-toned finish. Two parts milk soften and diffuse the fir and brandyish chocolate notes without obscuring them.
Notes: This fall version of Bird Rock’s North Bird Espresso blend combines directly traded small-lot coffees from Ethiopia and Guatemala with Fair Trade and organic-certified Sumatra. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler that focuses on organic and socially responsible coffees. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : Unusual and complex flavor in a smooth though rather lean-bodied espresso.