House Blend by Puroast Review |
  • Puroast

    Woodland, California
  • House Blend

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: May 2007
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Simple, gently roasty aroma: toasted bread, lightly charred cedar, hints of cardamom and dried fruit, dried cherries perhaps. In the cup leanish mouthfeel with good sweetness but rather flat and simple, with continued charred cedar and perhaps some walnut notes. The nut notes dominate in the short finish; the long finish is sweet but slightly astringent.

Notes: Evaluated pre-ground. Puroast claims that its extremely slow roasting process in a sealed drum results in (in the case of this coffee) "50% lower acidity" producing a "Stomach Friendly Coffee." "Feel better not bitter," reads the trade-marked slogan. The website suggests that the 50% figure is based on measurements of quinic acid, a substance created by the transformation of chlorogenic acids during roasting, and associated with bitter and sour sensations. Puroast is a long-established company selling its super-slow-roasted coffees through natural foods stores and its website. Visit or call 877-569-2243 x 101 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: This coffee displays low acidity by the simple measure of pH, so for those acidity avoiders who enjoy a gently roasty coffee without much more going on, this may make a good choice.


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