The Supreme Bean
Decaf Organic Caffe Volcan
|Roaster Location:||North Hollywood, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||March 2007|
Blind Assessment: A fine, versatile decaffeinated espresso particularly remarkable for its persistent floral top notes. In the aroma flowers, chocolate and apricot-toned fruit. In the small cup full body with perhaps a slightly rough mouthfeel, pungent, rich and balanced, with continuing semi-sweet chocolate and floral notes that carry into the finish. Blooms nicely in milk with minty chocolate sweetness while still maintaining the attractive floral and fruit complication.
Notes: All components of this blend are certified organically grown. The Supreme Bean is a Los Angeles-area wholesale roaster specializing in high-end roasted-to-order espresso blends and single origins. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A versatile decaffeinated espresso that should maintain character from short shot through longish milk drinks.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2007 tasting report: Better Than You Think: Decaffeinated Espressos