Organic Espresso Sierra
|Roaster Location:||Thornton, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Not Disclosed|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||March 2005|
Subdued cedar and prune in the aroma. In the small cup medium body and lean mouthfeel. In flavor slightly smoky, slightly sharp, cedar-toned and rather shallow, with a suggestion of fruit and semi (very semi)-sweet chocolate. Shortish and rather astringent finish. Sweetens and rounds in milk, with some fruity chocolate softening the cedar and smoke.
All coffees composing this blend are certified organically grown. An extremely dark-roasted espresso, darker roasted, for example, than either Peet's or Starbucks espressos, surprising from a roasting company not known for its dark roasting. Allegro Coffee, a subsidiary of Whole Foods Market, offers one of the country's largest selections of single-origin coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It
This blend manages to be extremely dark-roasted while remaining fat enough to produce a decent espresso shot, making it a good choice for dark-roast extremists with espresso machines and a commitment to organic products.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2005 tasting report: Progressive Crema: Organic and Fair-Trade Espresso Blends