PJ's Coffee & Tea
|Roaster Location:||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Review Date:||June 2001|
Blind Assessment: Powered by the earthy, slightly musty, forest-floor notes of (I assume) Sulawesi or Sumatra coffees, with an added touch of acidy brightness and sweetness. The earthy notes hint pleasantly at chocolate. Marred by a slight metallic note as the cup cools.
Notes: Powered by the earthy, slightly musty, forest-floor notes of Sulawesi or Sumatra coffees, with an added touch of acidy brightness and sweetness. Founded in 1978 by specialty coffee pioneer Phyllis Jordan, PJ 's now roasts specialty coffees for a chain of PJ 's cafes throughout the South.
Who Should Drink It: Chocolate-eating gardeners? It goes against our cultural categories to associate the smell of fresh, moist earth with the taste of chocolate, but they most definitely converge, pleasingly, in exotic blends like this one.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2001 tasting report: Premium Coffee Blends