Espresso Review - Decaf Guatemala Espresso by Coava Coffee
  • Coava Coffee Roasters

    Portland, Oregon
  • Decaf Guatemala Espresso

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: May 2011
Origin: Guatemala. Price: $25.00/500 grams (17.6 oz.)

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Sweet-toned and quietly complex: pungent fir and dark chocolate dominate, with top-note hints of lemon and flowers. Mouthfeel is smooth if slightly lean; cleanly rich, straightforward finish. At best in two parts milk, where the chocolate softens and rounds to fill out the milk nicely, complicated by continued suggestions of lemon and fir.

Notes: Coava is a Portland based coffee roaster that aims to provide quality coffee and the knowledge needed to properly brew that coffee. Visit or call 503-894-8134 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Given the rigors of decaffeination, an impressively balanced and complex espresso, particularly impressive in milk.


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