Idee Special Stomach Friendly Coffee
Sweet, delicate, nutlike or carob-like notes and a hint of flowers in the aroma. In the cup medium bodied, with continued sweet nut, prune and carob notes together with agreeably persistent floral nuance. As the cup cools and the aromatics begin to fade a woody, albeit a richly woody, character emerges. Sweet, short finish with a slight, gentle astringency.
Evaluated pre-ground. This arabica coffee has been treated to reduce acids and the acidy sensation that may create gastric discomfort in some people. The patented procedure is applied to the coffee in its green state, before roasting. The reduction of acids combined with a very light, Northern-European roast style produces a beverage that many people will find quite attractive, though it does not much resemble the sensory profile of a typical high-grown arabica specialty coffee. The label on the American release of this coffee reads: "To the best of our knowledge, and based on testing at an outside independent laboratory, we believe our product is stomach-friendly." Visit
Who Should Drink It
Give it a try if you like a delicate cup and your stomach struggles with normal coffee.
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This review originally appeared in the May, 2007 tasting report: Low-Acid Options for Coffee Drinkers