Cafe Valverde Coffee Roasters
Decaf South America Blend
|Roaster Location:||West Newbury, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Brazil; Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$10.25/16 oz.|
|Review Date:||July 2010|
Blind Assessment: Roundly balanced and deep. Flowers, orangy fruit and molasses in the aroma. In the cup soft, integrated acidity, syrupy mouthfeel, with the continuing orange-toned fruit and molasses adding a distinct chocolate complication. The chocolate and molasses carry into a richly sweet finish haunted, as the cup cools, by a faint wisp of flavor-flattening wood.
Notes: This coffee was decaffeinated using a water-only method that does not involve use of a solvent. Cafe Valverde is the U.S.-based roasting partner of Invalsa Coffee, a Bolivian export/import company focused on identifying, supporting and exporting the best coffees from Bolivian small-holding farmers. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Balanced, quietly complete (almost) decaffeinated coffee.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2010 tasting report: Pity the Poor Decaf Drinker: Signature Decaf Blends