|Roaster Location:||Ithaca, New York|
|Coffee Origin:||Not Disclosed|
|Review Date:||March 2005|
Blind Assessment: A rather aggressively roasted espresso. Delicate floral and fruit notes complicate an aroma that is toasty and almost burned. In the small cup medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, and a flavor dominated by a gentle but slightly sharp bittersweetness. The complicating fruit notes are a bit too dry to read as chocolate. Sweetens and rounds in milk but never quite blooms.
Notes: All coffees composing this blend are certified organically grown and certified Fair Trade, meaning they were purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Gimme! Coffee is a small-batch roaster with four espresso bars and an irreverent but passionate vision of coffee. Visit www.gimmecoffee.com or call 877-446-6325 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: An espresso for those who enjoy the taste of the roast.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2005 tasting report: Progressive Crema: Organic and Fair-Trade Espresso Blends