Batdorf & Bronson
Omar’s Organic Blend, Fair-Trade
|Roaster Location:||Olympia, Washington|
|Review Date:||June 2006|
Blind Assessment: Gently pungent cedar and pear-toned fruit in the aroma. In the cup sweetly and richly acidy with a continued pungent edge that hints at chocolate. The long, robust-on-the-edge-of-rough finish suggests that the attractive pungency of the profile may in part be powered by a slight, felicitous mustiness in one of the blend's green coffees.
Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade, the latter meaning the green beans were purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Batdorf & Bronson is a premium wholesale specialty roaster with a long and honorable commitment to quality and sound relationships with growers. Visit www.batdorfcoffee.com or call 800-955-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Environmental and social progressives who enjoy paradox: This coffee combines a classic sweet acidity with a crisp, roast-assisted pungency.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2006 tasting report: Readers' Choices: The Lush, the Classic, the Ultra-Dark