|Roaster Location:||Floyd, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Central America; South America|
|Est. Price:||$13.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2019|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Richly sweet, fruit-toned and chocolaty. Dark chocolate, dried cherry, fresh-cut fir, almond blossom, molasses in aroma and small cup. Full, satiny-smooth mouthfeel; flavor-saturated finish driven by chocolate and stone fruit notes. This blend sings in milk, elevating notes of both cherry and chocolate in lasting vibrancy.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a tasting of “classic” espresso blends for Coffee Review’s June 2019 tasting report. A blend of both washed and natural-processed coffees from Central and South America. This coffee is certified organically grown and certified fair trade, the latter meaning it was purchased at no less than a minimum price determined by the certifying agency to be economically sustainable for the farmers. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee, high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.
The Bottom Line: Suggests classic in its fusion of fruit and chocolate, but the inclusion of a natural-processed Central America coffee in the blend adds a newer-style, high-toned fruit note that is especially pretty in milk.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2019 tasting report: Exploring "Classic" Espresso Blends: North American Roasters