It’s Official: Red Rock Roasters Has Put ABQ’s Coffee Scene on the Map.
FOR THE SECOND TIME, RED ROCK ROASTERS IS DECLARED BEST IN THE SOUTHWEST
Albuquerque, New Mexico: Coffee Review, the World’s Leading Guide to Coffee, has rated an Ethiopian coffee from Albuquerque’s original premier Specialty roasting company, Red Rock Roasters, a 92. This score from the coffee industry’s most prominent review site places Red Rock Roasters among the best roasters in the nation for the second time in a row. Trendwatchers are adding ABQ to their must-visit coffee tourism list.
“We are honored to be featured in this recent exploration of Southwest roasters. This is our second 92-point rating, and we are very proud to be the only roasters in New Mexico who have scored over 90 points,” says Rachel Langer, Red Rock Roasters’ Coffee Director. “We couldn’t have achieved this kind of quality without the daily efforts of our wonderful employees, the loyalty of our customers, and of course the tremendous work of the people all over the world who grow, pick, and mill our green coffee.”
“The Albuquerque microbrewery scene gets a lot of attention but so many people are missing the big story, that there is a major coffee scene happening here,” says Langer. “We’ve been roasting since 1993 and we’ve seen the Southwest coffee culture explode.”
“We’re very excited about this review. It is a big deal for us.” says Nancy Langer, Managing Partner at Red Rock Roasters.
CoffeeReview.com is the original blind review editorial. Blind reviewing means that a team of professional cuppers tries various coffees, all brewed exactly the same way, without knowing any of the details of who produced the coffee or where it came from. Then, they average the individual scores to come up with the most objective score possible. Here are a few choice quotes from the review:
Fruit-toned, roast-rounded. Brown sugar, cherry blossom, ripe blueberry, gently singed cedar, vanilla paste in aroma and cup. Delicate, balanced acidity; round, velvety mouthfeel. Notes of brown sugar, vanilla and blueberry carry the short finish, all of which fade with slow elegance into the long.
The Bottom Line: A lovely medium-dark roasted coffee showing deep fruit- and floral-toned sweetness from aroma to finish.
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