Coffee Review - Decaf South America Blend from Cafe Valverde
  • Cafe Valverde Coffee Roasters

    West Newbury, Massachusetts
  • Decaf South America Blend

Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2010
Origin: Brazil; Colombia Price: $10.25/16 oz.

Blind Assessment: Roundly balanced and deep. Flowers, orangy fruit and molasses in the aroma. In the cup soft, integrated acidity, syrupy mouthfeel, with the continuing orange-toned fruit and molasses adding a distinct chocolate complication. The chocolate and molasses carry into a richly sweet finish haunted, as the cup cools, by a faint wisp of flavor-flattening wood.

Notes: This coffee was decaffeinated using a water-only method that does not involve use of a solvent. Cafe Valverde is the U.S.-based roasting partner of Invalsa Coffee, a Bolivian export/import company focused on identifying, supporting and exporting the best coffees from Bolivian small-holding farmers. Visit or call 888-422-3338 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Balanced, quietly complete (almost) decaffeinated coffee.


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