Alpen Sierra Coffee Roasters
|Lake Tahoe, California
Some cups of the sample are marred by a slight but distracting hardness, probably a fault in either drying or storage of the green coffee. The untainted cups are gentle, chocolaty and sweet, with a touch, perhaps, of flowers.
Not rated due to a taste fault in some of the cups of distracting hardness. The untainted cups are gentle, chocolaty and sweet, with a touch of flowers. Vienna roast is a common name for blends brought to a roast style darker than the local norm but not so dark as to merit names like espresso, Frnech, or Italian.
Who Should Drink It
The best-seller factor:I'm assuming that the taste fault in some cups of the sample is not typical for this blend, and that the gently fragrant cup is the attraction for those who have made this coffee a local best-seller.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 1998 tasting report: Best Sellers