Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Review Date:||June 2001|
Complex and exotic, this moderately dark-roasted blend sits sharply but sweetly on the palate. Floral notes and faintly ferment-toned fruit complicate the cup, but both nuance and sweetness fade in the finish, leaving behind a roasty bitterness some coffee drinkers may find pleasingly pungent, others a touch overbearing.
Complex and exotic, this moderately dark-roasted blend sits sharply but sweetly on the palate. Intelligentsia is a youthful (founded 1995) but tradition-minded Chicago specialty roaster with bold Keith Haringish graphics and an impressive line of coffees.
Who Should Drink It
A comfortable walk on the wild side. A little milk will round the bitter finish and develop the sweetness in the cup while preserving the flowers and twisty fruit.
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This review originally appeared in the June, 2001 tasting report: Premium Coffee Blends