Water Avenue Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Central America; South America; Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||$14.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2018|
Blind Assessment: Deeply and richly sweet, complex, layered. Apricot, dark chocolate, nut-toned toffee, sandalwood, fresh humus (forest floor).Sweet-savory structure with lively, juicy acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish is resonant with notes of stone fruit and sandalwood in the short and earth-toned toffee in the long.
Notes: A blend of three coffees: a Central America, a South America and an Indonesia. This coffee earned the top rating in a cupping of blends for Coffee Review‘s February 2018 tasting report. Water Avenue Coffee is a tiny roastery nestled next to the railway in the old Industrial Southeast quarter in Portland, Oregon. Visit www.wateravenuecoffee.com or call 503-808-7083 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A deep, energetic coffee that juxtaposes bright sweetness and rich earthiness with a dark chocolate throughline.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2018 tasting report: Blending Coffees: Craft, Intuition and Thematic Riffs