Shanghai Creation Trading Co, Ltd.

Selected Medium Roast Espresso

Location: Shanghai, China

Origin: Not disclosed

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: RMB $88.00/454 grams

Review Date: May 2017

Agtron: 49/57

Aroma: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Deep-toned, richly sweet. Baker’s chocolate, orange zest, gardenia-like flowers, vanilla, very lightly scorched oak in aroma and small cup. Velvety mouthfeel; notes of chocolate and orange zest carry the resonant, balanced finish. In three parts milk, chocolate dominates, while a very gently scorched oak and vanilla-like floral notes return, with hints of pretty citrus zest, in the finish.


Creation Food Co. is a food service company with a specialty coffee division. It operates two large-scale coffee production facilities in Taiwan and China, with a branch in Shanghai: Shanghai Creation Trading Co., Ltd. Visit www.creation-foods.com.cn or call +86(0)21-34318227 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A solid espresso with a throughline of dark chocolate and citrus zest. Especially compelling in milk, where chocolate notes intensify, supported by vanilla-like floral tones.

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