Espresso Review - Our Best Decaf by Seattle Coffee Works
Roast: Medium Review Date: February 2013
Origin: Brazil; Central America; Sumatra. Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Richly and rather tartly bright in aroma and small cup: fresh-cut fir and tangerine-like citrus are rounded by a honey- and chocolate-toned sweetness. Impressively full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is tartly bright but smooth. Retains character in two- to four-parts milk with a dry chocolate dominating.

Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the #29 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2013. Decaffeinated by the "Swiss Water Process" method, which does not involve use of solvents. Seattle Coffee Works is a small-batch retail and wholesale roasting company, focused on quality and green coffee sourcing without compromise. Visit or call 206-340-8867 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Decaf drinkers who value a bright but richly syrupy espresso with solid presence in milk.


Coffee, more so than wine, is a continually changing product. Recent reviews, whether written by Coffee Review or readers, are most likely to reflect current versions of a given coffee.