La Mill Coffee
Organic Brazil Serra Do Bone
|Roaster Location:||Alhambra, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Matas de Minas growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil|
|Review Date:||June 2008|
Blind Assessment: Fine straight-shot espresso. Rich in the aroma with a delicately pungent note Ken (91) called cedar and co-taster Heather Perry (90) spice. In the small cup dense and syrupy in mouthfeel with dark chocolate and continued spice and orangey cedar notes. Long, resonantly flavor-saturated finish. Loses some power and complexity, though it remains pleasantly drinkable and the orangey/spicy chocolate persists.
Notes: Certified organically grown. From an environmentally progressive farm in the traditional Matas de Minas growing region. A coffee from this farm was a fourth-place finisher in the 2006 Brazil Cup of Excellence competition. La Mill is a resolutely high-end retail and wholesale roaster located in the Los Angeles area. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Classic, comfortable straight-shot espresso, not complex, perhaps, but complete.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2008 tasting report: Single-Origin Espressos 2008