Diedrich Coffee Roasters
Wiener Melange (as espresso)
|Roaster Location:||Irvine, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||January 2003|
Reader Liz Snyder of Newark, Ohio rates this blend 95 - 100 on the basis of an evaluation thatmakes up in enthusiasm for what it may lack in technical detail: "I love [this coffee]. It tastes SOgood." I evaluated the Wiener Melange as espresso. In the demitasse I found it full and round inbody and heavily bittersweet in flavor, complicated by dry chocolate tones. In small milk itremained dry, smoky, chocolaty and rather heavy. In larger milk it came fully into its own,softening but still dominating with fruit- and chocolate-nuanced authority.
Wiener Melange, or "Viennese Blend," is Diedrich Coffee's signature blend, used in allespresso drinks produced at Diedrich locations. Diedrich is a publicly traded, quality-orientedspecialty chain headquartered in California that benefits from the coffee leadership of MartinDiedrich, a third-generation member of a family of coffee growers and roasters. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Caffe latte drinkers should appreciate its durable, complex presence in largeamounts of milk.
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This review originally appeared in the January, 2003 tasting report: Readers' Choices Round Two