HealthWise Gourmet Low Acid Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Deer Park, Illinois|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$13.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||January 2012|
Blind Assessment: Smoky paper was our first descriptor for this coffee; we upgraded to sour wood rounded by a molasses-like sweetness that at least hinted at good things: maple syrup, perhaps, or dark caramel. Sweet but very woody in the finish.
Notes: This coffee was evaluated pre-ground. HealthWise Gourmet Low Acid Coffee employs a proprietary roasting process the company calls TechnoRoasting. HealthWise claims that this roasting process “virtually eliminates all the excess acid and irritants that cause heartburn, without flavor loss and without resorting to steam blasting, which vaporizes some of the flavor elements”. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Not recommended. Acidity avoiders are better off buying a good conventional dark roast, which should display similarly low acidity along with a bit more flavor.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2012 tasting report: Low-Acid Coffees