|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Review Date:||February 2004|
Blind Assessment: The aroma doesn't provoke much anticipation: roasty, edge of burned, midtoned, without range or nuance. Softens and complicates in the cup, displaying a pleasantly wine-toned balance of sweet acidity and a discreetly bittersweet roastiness. Simplifies again in the rather sharp finish.
Notes: Blend components are certified organically grown, certified Fair Trade, and "shade grown. Caffe Ladro reports it was voted "Seattle's Top Coffee House" by Seattle Weekly, Zagat Survey and USA Today. Visit www.caffeladro.com or call 800-634-1356 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: This sturdy, tough dark roast should stand up well to whitener and sweetener.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2004 tasting report: Pacific Northwest Coffees