Stockton Graham & Co
|Roaster Location:||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Sulawesi, Indonesia; Kenya; Colombia.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||February 2003|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly and robustly roasty. Musty tones, probably from the Sulawesi, hover between a sort of spice and a pleasantly dry chocolate, contributing an edge of intrigue to the pleasant balance of roastiness and rounded acidity. Roastmaster Brandon Riggs cites this blend's "tangy brightness and ... smooth body."
Notes: Outerbanks Blend is the most popular blend at Stockton Graham & Co, a quality-oriented wholesale roaster whose slogan or subtitle is "global beverage experiences." Visit www.stocktongraham.com or call 800.835-5943 for more info.
Who Should Drink It : A coffee romantic's or new coffee drinker's blend, with its mild roastiness and musty/spicy intrigue.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2003 tasting report: Roasters' Choices