Water Avenue Coffee

Canoe Blend

Location: Portland, Oregon

Origin: Central America; South America; Indonesia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2018

Agtron: 56/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

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.


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

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