|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Est. Price:||$14.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||July 2013|
Blind Assessment: Deep, savory/sweet. Dark chocolate, fresh-cut cedar, plum, hints of rose and perhaps thyme in aroma and small cup. Full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel; clean, rich and, chocolate-toned in the finish. In three parts milk a complexly expressed, plummy dark chocolate dominates.
Notes: Coffees in this blend are certified organically grown and Fair Trade certified, meaning they were purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Café Virtuoso subtitles this blend a “traditional European style” espresso. Virtuoso is a small-batch coffee roaster that strives to procure, roast and deliver the best quality coffee in San Diego. Visit www.cafevirtuoso.com or call 619-550-1830 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : This full, deep, pungently chocolaty espresso is a pleasing and well-designed alternative to the brighter, lighter-bodied espressos currently in vogue.