Beveo Coffee & Tea
Colombian Dark Roast (Beveo)
|Roaster Location:||Scottsdale Arizona|
|Review Date:||April 2007|
Blind Assessment: (As produced in a Beveo concentrate coffee machine at the setting netting the "strongest" ratio of coffee concentrate to water): Intense, round, very caramelly aroma with orange-toned citrus notes. In the cup medium in body but pleasantly silky/syrupy in mouthfeel, quite sweet, with wine like notes and continued suggestions of caramel and orange that turn explicitly toward chocolate as the cup cools. Sweet, rich, simple finish. Throughout the profile very faint hints of a woody character lurk, though they are only apparent with close - perhaps paranoid - attention.
Notes: The Beveo Coffee & Tea program is built around a machine that produces coffees and teas from sophisticated liquid concentrates at the touch of a button. The company currently offers three coffee and two tea choices in 18-serving "beveos" or pouches. The beveos can be switched in and out of the machine at will in a few seconds, and serving size, brew strength and water temperature are adjustable within a wide range. The concentrate coffees are brewed from high quality specialty beans with some standard preservatives added after brewing. Aside from the implied advantage in convenience, the concentrate method tends to produce a characteristic style of cup - silky in mouthfeel and sweet and caramelly in basic structure - that fundamentally differs from a typical brewed coffee profile, but may appeal to many coffee drinkers on its own terms. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who value the convenience of prepared-on-demand concentrate coffee, and who enjoy the wine-like, caramelly character of a good from-concentrate coffee.