Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Co.
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Review Date:||June 2006|
Blind Assessment: A cup either pleasingly delicate or disappointingly simple depending on taste and expectation. Balanced, gentle aroma with a very fresh, foresty cedar and a suggestion of pear-toned fruit. In the cup the cedar and fruit tones finally settle into a sweet, raisin-toned chocolate. Reader Laura Cheng nominated another Central American coffee from Caffe Vita that was not available, so we took the liberty of ordering this one instead.
Notes: Certified organically grown. Caffe Vita is a celebrated Seattle-area small-batch roaster specializing in espresso preparation and equipment. It offers a short list of coffees, mainly blends, preferring to concentrate on consistency rather than breadth of offering, but it rotates featured organic coffees like this one seasonally. Visit www.caffevita.com or call 888-223-8482 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who find comfort in delicacy.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2006 tasting report: Readers' Choices: The Lush, the Classic, the Ultra-Dark