Alpen Sierra Coffee
Organic French Roast
|South Lake Tahoe, California
Floral notes float shimmering atop the rather sharp, bitter, burned tones of the roast. Not much sweetness, but the subtle perfume of the flowers compensates.
Floral notes float shimmering atop the rather sharp, bitter, burned tones of the roast. French Roast is a common name for coffee blends that have been brought to the extreme dark end of the roast spectrum. Alpen Sierra is a quality-oriented small-batch roaster founded in 1991.
Who Should Drink It
Morose flower lovers? Just kidding. The floral tones may make this blend a pleasant change of pace for lovers of extreme darks roasts.
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This review originally appeared in the April, 2000 tasting report: Organically Grown Coffees