The Elves Imperial Breakfast Blend
|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Review Date:||November 1999|
Dry acidy tones combine nicely with a restrained roasty pungency. Good, deep dimension, but little sweetness to support the deeply tart fruit notes.
Good, deep dimension, but little sweetness to support the deeply tart fruit notes. Great for elves with a taste for dry, pungent, dark-roasted coffee. Intelligentsia is a two-store retailer/roaster that has brought a well-modulated version of the West-Coast dark-roasting style to Chicago.
Who Should Drink It
Presumably, elves with a taste for dry, pungent, tartly fruity coffee. But if all the elves are north for the holidays buy it for black-coffee drinkers who think sweet is sissy. Or supply the sweetness yourself: This is a coffee that should stand up to major amounts of milk and sugar.
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This review originally appeared in the November, 1999 tasting report: Holiday Coffees