Decent espresso blend
First off, I'm originally from Portland, and I've loved being able to order Coffee By Design coffee online. I recently bought an espresso machine again, and was happy that I could make CBD the inaugural blend for my first brew with the machine.
Black Thunder is a decent espresso blend. The description above calls it "mildly earthy." It is definitely that, and I would add that you also get some rich nutty undertones. I'm not sure about the "winey" aftertaste, since the aftertaste tastes like espresso to me, but maybe that means something else who whoever wrote the description.
This is not my favorite espresso blend in the world, just as a personal subjective thing. BUT I like it, could see myself buying it again, and could believe it could be someone's favorite.
So bottom line, I would recommend. Another good blend by CBD!
Review by Sam | on 2/6/13
This is delicious and dark!
If you like a dark roast that is non-acidic, give this one a try. It's my husband's favorite and up there on my really like list.
Review by Margaret | on 2/5/12
Black Thunder is a no nonsense bold cup of coffee. Rich and full flavored without tasting" burned" or over roasted like a French roast. Fills the home with a delicious aroma when brewed.
Review by Hardware Dave | on 12/9/10