Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company
Organic Espresso Blend Fair Trade
|Roaster Location:||Burnaby, British Colombia|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||October 2006|
Blind Assessment: (Tested as roasted - rather dark - by the Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee.) Complex aroma: toast, banana-toned fruit, semi-sweet chocolate, perhaps a hint of tomato. In the small cup quite light-bodied though smooth in mouthfeel; very sweet, with a richly fruity character that continues to suggest banana and a prune-toned, semi-sweet chocolate, all of which carries elegantly into a rich finish. Rather lean and limited in milk, however; the chocolate and fruit notes are attractive but fail to bloom.
Notes: The coffees in this blend are certified organically grown and Fair-Trade, meaning they were purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. They were decaffeinated with the SWISS WATER Process, which uses pure water, and not chemicals, to remove caffeine. This blend is a proprietary formula of beans sourced by Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company and wholesaled pre-blended. Visit
Who Should Drink It: The slow, tactfully conducted dark roast is the dominating feature of this coffee as tested. The unroasted beans, a proprietary blend decaffeinated and wholesaled by Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company, appears likely to produce a sweet espresso with attractive, delicate aromatics, low astringency, but perhaps a lean mouthfeel and lean impact in milk.