Ithaca Coffee Company
Red Rooster Espresso
|Roaster Location:||Ithaca, New York|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Est. Price:||$12.99/12 oz.|
|Review Date:||September 2010|
Evaluated as espresso. In the small cup impressively deep and complex. Co-taster Andy Newbom (92) cited the range and balance of sensation ("intense yet nuanced"; "awesome"); Ken (92) was more specific in his praise of a pungent, slightly savory fruit: "black currant, blackberry, aromatic wood, licorice." Maintains complexity in four parts milk: "chocolaty... completely malty" (Andy), "crisp, butterscotch and caramel" (Ken).
Fair-Trade certified, meaning the components of this blend were purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. With two locations in the town of Ithaca, the Ithaca Coffee Company offers gift baskets, gourmet food and craft beer in addition to freshly roasted coffee.For more information, visit www.ithacacoffee.com.
Who Should Drink It
Deep, complex straight espresso that carries its distinction nicely into tall milk.
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This review originally appeared in the September, 2010 tasting report: Tall-Drink Espressos: Best Blends for Big Milk