Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Prince of Darkness - Ideal Coffee - Toronto, Ontario

Preparation:   Mr. Coffee Drip

Scores:  Scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being excellent

Aroma:  10+
Balance:   8
Flavor:   9
Smoothness:   8

     Extremely smooth


Summary:  Danny arrived straight from Toronto (well, after brief stops in Chicago, Las Vegas and San Francisco) and presented me with two different kinds of coffee beans from a coffee shop called Ideal Coffee located in Toronto, Ontario.   When I opened the bag of Prince of Darkness whole beans,  I was overcome by a strong and unbelievably fresh smell.  It was potent, intense and decadent.  The fragrance (the smell after grinding and before adding water) was even more dynamic and enticing.  These beans definitely get a 10 in fragrance and 10 + in aroma (after adding water).

This coffee is from Central America and is dark, smooth and easy to drink.  It is not long on the palate and does not bite.  A clean finish.  It is flavorful with notes of blackberry and floral accents.  A nice coffee for the first cup of the morning.

Overall score:  9

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