Mexican Altura Decaf Fair-Trade Organic by Arbor Day Specialty Coffee Review | CoffeeReview.com
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  • Arbor Day Specialty Coffee

    Mexico
  • Mexican Altura Decaf Fair-Trade Organic

Roast: Dark Review Date: March 2008
Origin: Mexico Price: NA
 

Blind Assessment: A sweet, crisp, delicately rich pungency dominates the character of this quiet coffee. Prune/raisin, butter, dark chocolate, lavender-like floral notes in aroma and cup. Balanced, gentle acidity and a medium body with silky mouthfeel. The flowers and chocolate carry into a long, clean, very impressive finish.

Notes: This coffee was decaffeinated by the "Swiss Water Process" method, which does not involve use of solvents. It is certified organically grown and Fair-Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Its sale directly supports The Arbor Day Foundation's Rain Forest Rescue Program, an initiative that the Foundation indicates has already saved nearly two billion square feet of rain forest. Inevitably this ultimately correct coffee was grown under a multi-tier rain forest canopy. Visit www.arborday.org or call 888-448-7337 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who don't need caffeine boost to hug trees. About as impeccably environmentally and socially progressive as a coffee can get, this sample also displays the elegant, gentle cup character typical of many of the best Mexico coffees, nicely rounded by the roast.

AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:26/52


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