Arbor Day Specialty Coffee
Arbor Day Blend Decaffeinated
|Roaster Location:||Lincoln, Nebraska|
|Est. Price:||$9.49/10 oz.|
|Review Date:||July 2010|
Blind Assessment: Rich aroma, with round notes of bittersweet dark chocolate and nut. In the cup a sweeter, orange-toned chocolate emerges, becoming more pronounced as the cup cools. Softly astringent finish with hints of fruit and a mildly bitterish nut.
Notes: Certified organically grown and Fair-Trade, meaning this coffee was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Decaffeinated using a water-only method that does not involve use of a solvent. The sale of this coffee 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. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Some of the sensory paradox of bitter orange peel dipped in dark chocolate animates this Fair-Trade and organic certified blend.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2010 tasting report: Pity the Poor Decaf Drinker: Signature Decaf Blends