Selection A Light Roast
|Roaster Location:||Roasted in Italy; distributed from Louisville, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||August 2007|
Blind Assessment: Balanced, simple aroma with muted floral and temperate fruit notes. Rather lean bodied in the small cup, gently crisp, with cedar notes and a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. Surprisingly rich, clean finish. Thin in milk, though the chocolate notes fatten and sweeten.
Notes: Available in 1.1-pound valve bags. Amante Coffee is a Louisville, Colorado-based company that is building a chain of coffee shops using this and other blends roasted in Italy by the Ghigo Family in northern Italy. This sample appeared to have picked up mild hints of staleness on its way from Italy to Colorado to Coffee Review. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A delicate espresso that may show better when fresher.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2007 tasting report: Italy Seen from America: Nine (Genuine) Italian and Three American Espressos