Indonesia Malacca Straights Pure Water Decaf by Allegro Coffee Review |
  • Allegro Coffee

    Thornton, Colorado
  • Indonesia Malacca Straights Pure Water Decaf

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: June 2005
Origin: Indonesia, probably northern Sumatra or southwestern Sulawesi Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A very heavy-bodied coffee, roasty but not burned, low-toned to the point of bluntness, with pungent cedar notes that approach semi-sweet chocolate and a hint of Mediterranean herb.

Notes: This unusual coffee is a decaffeinated version of the famous aged coffees of Indonesia. Aged coffees are held in specialized warehouses in Singapore on the Malacca Straits for two to five years after harvest, causing them to lose acidity, gain body and acquire a heavy, pungent character. This aged coffee was decaffeinated by the water and charcoal filter method, without the use of solvents. Allegro Coffee, a subsidiary of Whole Foods Market, offers one of the country's largest selections of single-origin coffees. Visit or call 800-227-1107 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Acidity avoiders and sensory adventurers.


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