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Everett roaster Velton Ross gets high marks, more sales
Posted by Melissa Allison
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In any case, it's an honor and often a sales boon to receive high marks, and Everett roaster Velton Ross has achieved both. His Bonsai Blend Espresso is the top-rated coffee (94) at CoffeeReview.com this month.
A few notes from the blind judging at CoffeeReview.com: "On the nose, I got inviting, complex floral and strawberry notes. The body was vivacious - I could have said round, sweet, with a little savory edge, comforting, but vivacious will do."
Others found chocolate and malt, as well as cedar, butter, lemon bar and spice. They noticed "the big, sweet, chocolaty bloom in milk," which one taster "found was complicated by a continued, brightening hint of lemon zest."
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