Pannikin Coffee & Tea
|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||June 1999|
Blind Assessment: To my palate, one of the finer dark roasts in the cupping. The sweetness is elegantly complex and lemony, lightly rich, almost juicy. A subdued charred bitterness balances the fruity sweetness.
Notes: An original and seductive variation on the dark-roast bittersweet theme. Apparently originally designed for Middle-Eastern or "Turkish" brewing, this fruity blend should do splendidly in almost any style of brewer. Pannikin is one of the pioneers of West-Coast specialty coffee. Bob Sinclair founded his company in 1968, just t
Who Should Drink It: Anyone in search of an original and seductive variation on the dark-roast bittersweet theme.
This review originally appeared in the June, 1999 tasting report: Extreme and Not-So-Extreme Dark Roasts