|Roaster Location:||San Rafael, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Huila Department, southern Colombia.|
|Est. Price:||$14.95/16 oz.|
|Review Date:||July 2010|
Blind Assessment: Sweet, rich, almost fermenty fruit character. In the aroma dark chocolate, molasses, raisin and a hint of fresh-cut fir. In the cup backgrounded acidity, syrupy mouthfeel, continued raisiny chocolate and pungent fir notes. Simplifies as the cup cools.
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. Founded in 1995, Equator Estate Coffees & Teas is a women-owned wholesale coffee roasting company with web based retail. Equator focuses on sustainability in coffee sourcing and business practices. Visit www.equatorcoffees.com or call 800-809-7687 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Impressively deep, rich, chocolaty decaf, particularly when hot.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2010 tasting report: Pity the Poor Decaf Drinker: Signature Decaf Blends