Ancora Coffee Roasters
Decaffeinated French Roast
|Roaster Location:||Madison, Wisconsin|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||August 1997|
Blind Assessment: One of the few coffees in the cupping with resonance and depth. You have to be patient with this coffee and wait for the heavy, pruny, dark-roast pungency to reveal itself in the finish, but it's worth the wait. If this coffee showed some acidity and top notes it might be a real winner. As it is, the attic is bare and all the fun is in the cellar, but that's probably as it should be in something called a French roast.
Notes: A good dark roast with resonance and depth, that reveals itself in the finish and is worth the wait. Origin: Not disclosed Decaffeinated by the European process, involving use of methylene chloride.
Who Should Drink It: Those who love the pruny, bittersweet pungency of a good dark roast and need to avoid caffeine. The only coffee in the cupping that I would pack in an espresso machine or set up next to a sweet dessert.
This review originally appeared in the August, 1997 tasting report: Decaffeinated Coffees