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Caffe Luxxe

Decaf Classic House Blend

Location: Santa Monica, California

Origin: Ethiopia; Brazil; Indonesia.

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2015

Agtron: 37/54

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

With Milk: 8

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Sweet, musky, pungent. Baker’s chocolate, apricot, mint, lily in aroma and small cup. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel; the chocolate note carries into a rich though drying finish. Crisp and balanced in three parts milk, with continued chocolate and apricot suggestions.

Notes:

Coffees in this blend were decaffeinated by the “Swiss Water Process” method, which does not involve use of solvents. Caffè Luxxe is an Italian-inflected artisan roaster and retailer that emphasizes both its coffee knowledge and precision and its straightforward lack of pretension. Visit www.caffeluxxe.com or call 310-394-2222 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those decaf drinkers who enjoy darker roasted espressos with deep, rather intricate aromatic intrigue.

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