Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||April 2002|
Fermented, wine-like fruit notes agreeably dominate the small cup, though they are shadowed by bitterness, particularly in the finish. The bitterness turns pleasantly bittersweet in cappuccino-sized milk, and flat-out gloriously sweet and chocolate-fruit-toned in big milk. (86 straight espresso, 90 w/milk)
Intelligentsia is a leading Chicago-area roaster with a Keith Haring-style logo, excellent coffee, and a commitment to quality epitomized by the practice of printing roast dates on coffee packaging. Oromo is one of several Intelligentsia espresso blends. Visit www.intelligentsia.com or call 1-888-945-9786 for more info.
Who Should Drink It
A quintessential caffé-latte-drinker's espresso, although some also may enjoy the fermented fruit character in the small cup.
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This review originally appeared in the April, 2002 tasting report: Brewing Espresso at Home