Intelligentsia Coffee

Decaf Librarian’s Blend

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Origin: Not Disclosed

Roast: Medium-Dark

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Review Date: June 2005

Agtron: 37/51

Aroma: 7

Acidity: 7

Body: 7

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

A light-bodied, sweetly crisp coffee. Suggestions of leather, spice and a dry, fruity chocolate in the aroma. Melodic in the cup, with sweet citrus top notes and a hint of chocolate balanced by a slight tart sharpness.


No decaffeination method is noted on the package, which probably means this coffee was decaffeinated by the conventional or direct solvent method. Intelligentsia is a leading Chicago-area roaster with a contemporary attitude, excellent coffee, and a commitment to quality epitomized by the practice of printing roast dates on coffee packaging. Visit www.intelligentsiacoffee.com or call 888-945-9786 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Admirers of tartly sweet librarians.

This review originally appeared in the June, 2005 tasting report: Win Some, Lose Some: Decaffeinated Coffees

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