Testa Rossa Classic Espresso Blend
|Roaster Location:||Santa Monica, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Ethiopia; Brazil; Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||$14.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2014|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Rich, chocolaty and hearty. Scorched cedar, deep-toned dark-chocolate, night-blooming flowers, hints of anise and plum in aroma and small cup. Full and buttery, though mildly drying mouthfeel. Bittersweet chocolate and anise carry into a long, dry finish. Flavor rounds and sweetens predictably in three parts milk: buttery chocolate nuanced by continued suggestions of anise, flowers and plum.
Notes: Caffé Luxxe is an Italian-inflected artisan roaster and retailer that emphasizes both its coffee knowledge and precision and its straightforward lack of pretension. Visit www.caffeluxxe.com or call 310-394-2222 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: This bold-charactered espresso makes a hearty straight shot and contributes to a smooth, roundly chocolaty caffè latte.