The Supreme Bean
Organic Decaf Espresso
|Roaster Location:||North Hollywood, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Not Disclosed|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||March 2005|
Blind Assessment: Deep, sweetly pungent aroma with echoes of apricot or papaya. The mouthfeel is a bit rough but pleasantly so. The small cup is rich and sweet with a tightly-knit, deeply fruity complexity complicated by hints of cedar and toast. The sweet richness persists from short through long finish. Impressive range of sensation in milk: crisply sweet yet lushly chocolate.
Notes: All coffees composing this blend are certified organically grown. Decaffeinated by the "Swiss Water" or solvent-free method. Supreme Bean, a Los Angeles-area wholesale roaster, specializes in high-end roasted-to-order espresso blends and single origins. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Caffeine-avoiders in search of a classically versatile espresso.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2005 tasting report: Progressive Crema: Organic and Fair-Trade Espresso Blends