|Roaster Location:||Olympia, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidama (also Sidamo) growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$16.30/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2015|
Blind Assessment: Sweet-toned, quiet, balanced. Fresh-cut cedar, caramel, raisin, hints of orange and honeysuckle-like flowers in aroma and cup. Gently brisk, round, cedary acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Cedar and orange carry into a gently drying finish.
Notes: This current version of Olympia’s Asterisk Decaf consists of a dried-in-the-fruit or “natural” certified organic coffee from the famous Sidama or Sidamo region of Ethiopia. This coffee was decaffeinated at the Descamex plant in Mexico by the “Mountain Water Process” which does not involve use of solvents. Olympia Coffee Roasting is a small-batch wholesale and retail roasting company with a youthful, no-nonsense style and a commitment to high-quality organic coffees. Visit www.olympiacoffeeroasting.com or call 360-753-0066 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : The decaffeination process apparently emphasizes the caramel and aromatic wood notes and de-emphasizes fruit and flowers in this simple but crisp, satisfying decaf.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2015 tasting report: Decafs 2015: The Splendid, The Strange, The Listless