Flying Goat Coffee

Organic Fair-Trade Decaf Mexico

Location: Healdsburg, California

Origin: Pluma growing region, southern Oaxaca State, Mexico

Roast: Medium-Dark

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Review Date: June 2005

Agtron: 41/59

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 7

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

An intense, high-toned coffee with almost African character: distinct orange notes and hints of sweet spice, chocolate and flowers, lavender perhaps, in the aroma. The citrus, chocolate and lavender tones are sharper and simpler in the cup, though still intense. A tingle of astringency persists, not unpleasantly, into the finish.


From the CEPCO Cooperative in southern Oaxaca State. Certified organically grown and Fair-Traded, meaning it was purchased from the small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. No decaffeination method is noted on the package, but Flying Goat indicates this coffee was decaffeinated by the water and charcoal filter method, without use of solvents. Flying Goat Coffee is a leading boutique retail/wholesale roaster located in the wine country of northern California. Visit www.flyinggoatcoffee.com or call 800-675-3599 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A fine candidate for exotic pre-nap iced coffee or leisurely, multiple-cup summer breakfasts.

This review originally appeared in the June, 2005 tasting report: Win Some, Lose Some: Decaffeinated Coffees

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