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Cafe Virtuoso

Organic Espresso

Location: San Diego, California

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2015

Agtron: 52/60

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Sweet-toned, round, deep. Dark chocolate, roasted almond, ripe fig, lily, oak. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and fig in particular carry into a resonant, balanced finish. Fills out three parts milk with authority: more rounded fig, chocolate and lily.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 15 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2015. Certified organic. Cafe Virtuoso is a small-batch coffee roaster that strives to procure, roast and deliver the best quality coffee in San Diego. Visit www.cafevirtuoso.com or call 619-550-1830 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Virtuoso calls this a “traditional European style” espresso, and so it is. Lovers of the new style of brighter, high-toned, lighter-bodied espressos may not like it. Traditionalists will.

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