Organic Midnight Sun
|Roaster Location:||West Bridgewater, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Oaxaca State, Mexico; Puno, Peru; Esteli Nicaragua|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||December 2004|
The roast dominates the coffee in this extreme dark-roast profile. Intensely but roundly and sweetly charred in the aroma, with a gingery, cedarish complication. The cup is dominated by charred tones that remain just on the pleasantly rich, aromatic cedar side of flat-out burned.
The coffees making up this dark-roasted blend all represent long-term importing and support relationships between Equal Exchange and organizations of small-holding farmers. All coffees are Fair-Trade certified and certified organically grown. Equal Exchange is a worker-owned cooperative founded in 1986 to, as the Equal Exchange website describes it, "... create a new approach to trade, one that includes informed consumers, honest and fair trade relationships and cooperative principles." Visit
Who Should Drink It
Lovers of social and economic justice and extremely dark "French" roasts.
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This review originally appeared in the December, 2004 tasting report: Savory Partnerships: Relationship Coffees