Organic House Blend
|Roaster Location:||Mt. Shasta, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||December 2002|
Blind Assessment: For a coffee from northern California, the home of ultimate and often bitter dark roasts, this one is quite delicate, subtly roasty but gently dry, unobtrusively sweet, with echoes of dry, high-toned fruit. "I have been coming to this shop for 10 years now," the nominating reader writes, "and they definitely have the best coffee in the world."
Notes: Has Beans is a retail and wholesale roaster founded in San Francisco in 1976. The company moved to Mt. Shasta, a town at the foot of the mountain of the same name, in the mid-90s, and now distributes its coffees throughout northern California. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Refined mountaineers and dark-roast drinkers.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2002 tasting report: Readers' Choices