Three Queens Blend
|Roaster Location:||Thornton, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Ethiopia; Burundi; Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$13.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2018|
|Acidity /Structure :||9|
Blind Assessment: Juicy, crisp yet lush, original. Jasmine, baker’s chocolate, sandalwood, tangerine zest, dried mango in aroma and cup. Layered and lyric in structure: softly bright, crisply pungent. Light yet lively in mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around the sandalwood and cocoa, but the sweet flowers last, too.
Notes: This all-Africa blend tied for the top rating in a cupping of Value Coffees for Coffee Review‘s March 2018 tasting report. A blend of coffees from Ethiopia, Burundi and Kenya. Allegro Coffee, a subsidiary of Whole Foods Market, offers one of the country’s largest selections of single-origin coffees. Visit www.allegrocoffee.com or call 800-227-1107 for more information.
The Bottom Line : Exceptional, versatile cup. Satisfies with its balance, yet surprises with its lush, layered intricacy. Blending at its most committed and original.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2018 tasting report: Value Coffees: Searching for the Exceptional at Everyday Prices