Roasters Coffee House
Kenya AB Decaf
|Roaster Location:||Hiawatha, Iowa|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||March 2008|
Blind Assessment: The roast dominates the coffee, pleasantly enough. Deeply roasty aroma: toast, cedar, prune- and apricot-toned fruit. In the cup medium in body but surprisingly silky in mouthfeel, simple and roundly roasty with continuing hints of cedar and apricot. Sweet, rich short finish, slightly chalky in the long.
Notes: This coffee was decaffeinated by the "Swiss Water Process" method, which does not involve use of solvents. AB is a grade of Kenya coffee that combines medium-sized beans (A grade) with smaller beans (B grade) and permits somewhat more imperfect beans than the highest AA grade. Roasters Coffee House is a single-location, in-store roasting company that also wholesales its coffees and emphasizes freshness through small-batch roasting. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Essentially a pleasantly balanced dark roast with nice mouthfeel. Little Kenya character that I could detect.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2008 tasting report: Decaffeinated Single-Origins: A Slow Tour with Limited Stops