Private Reserve Espresso
|Roaster Location:||Vancouver, British Colombia|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||October 2006|
Blind Assessment: Suave, cedar- and chocolate-toned aroma with floral top notes. In the small cup medium-bodied, rich, and very smoothly and sweetly cedar-toned. The chocolate and flowers return to complicate the cedar in the long, round finish. In milk rather lean in mouthfeel but expansively chocolaty with a continued suggestion of flowers.
Notes: Caffe Artigiano (Artigiano = artisan) is a small-batch roasting company and several-location cafe chain located in the Vancouver, Canada area that specializes in refined espresso beverages and high-end single-origin and blended coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those espresso drinkers looking to combine pungent and smoky with smooth and sweet.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2006 tasting report: Readers' Choice Espressos