|Roaster Location:||Santa Clara, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Ethiopia, Mexico|
|Review Date:||May 2006|
Blind Assessment: In the aroma distinct semi-sweet chocolate notes and cherryish or raisiny fruit with a lush twist of ferment. Crisp cedar and toast notes complicate the cherry-toned chocolate in the small cup. The fruity chocolate persists in the splendid short finish, though a shadow astringency barely implied in the cup eventually dominates in the long. In milk a slightly lean body is more than made up for by crisp toasted rice notes and a voluptuous, milk-softened version of the fruity-fermented chocolate.
Notes: The components of this blend are organically grown and certified Fair Trade, meaning they were purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Barefoot Coffee Roasters is an award-winning and widely recognized small-batch roasting company who describes itself as "a happy little cafe and roastery in the heart of Silicon Valley." Visit www.barefootcoffeeroasters.com for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Social and environmental progressives with brandy-and-dessert inclinations.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2006 tasting report: Better than Ever: Boutique Espressos