Organic Fair-Trade Espresso, Swiss Water Decaf
|Roaster Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||March 2007|
Rather delicate, toasty aroma with hints of low-acid fruit - banana, chocolate. In the small cup medium to full body, with a crisply smoky, toasty character complicated by caramel and continued banana notes and a hint of flowers. The finish stays just on the rich side of rough. Rounds and blossoms in milk but remains roasty - think chocolate on toast - with a continued lean toward a banana-like fruit.
All 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. Decaffeinated by the "Swiss Water Process" method, which does not involve use of solvents. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that specializes in building ongoing relationships with growers and emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those looking for a decaffeinated espresso with a gently roasty edge and a full set of social- and health-correct credentials: certified Fair-Trade and organically grown, decaffeinated without solvent.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2007 tasting report: Better Than You Think: Decaffeinated Espressos