|Roaster Location:||San Dimas, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Huila Department, southern Colombia.|
|Est. Price:||$11.95/12 oz.|
|Review Date:||July 2010|
Blind Assessment: Delicately rich and fruit-toned. In the aroma distinct cocoaish chocolate complicated by fresh-cut fir. In the cup soft, wine-like acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, and continued fruit-inflected chocolate. A very slight sourish note (probably decaffeination-related) turns up as the cup cools, compromising an otherwise long, resonant finish.
Notes: Decaffeinated using ethyl acetate, a solvent derived from fruit or (with this coffee) sugar cane. The relatively benign nature of this solvent accounts for the term "Natural Processed" on the packaging. Formerly Coffee Klatch, Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company based in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry is a former United States Barista Championships. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Richness, fruit and rounded acidity make this a promising dessert-coffee candidate.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2010 tasting report: Pity the Poor Decaf Drinker: Signature Decaf Blends