Hevla Coffee Company
Regular Gourmet Low Acid Coffee
|Endicott, New York
Sweet, woody, simple aroma: perhaps some pipe tobacco and lemon notes. In the cup definitely mild in acidity with a caramelly sweetness, but all suggestions of normal coffee aromatics vanish, with the main sensation a neutral woodiness that carries from cup into a sweet but rather empty finish.
This arabica coffee has been treated to reduce acids and the acidy sensation that may create gastric discomfort in some people. The procedure is applied to the coffee in its green state, before roasting. The reduction of acids is combined here with a relatively dark roast style, which contrasts with the very light, Northern-European roast style applied to coffees treated by a similar method by JJ Darboven. This coffee is available only by Internet or telephone order, and is produced for Hevla by Coffee Legends, Little Rock, Arkansas. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Little acidity but little flavor either. Presumably, it does have the caffeine.
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This review originally appeared in the May, 2007 tasting report: Low-Acid Options for Coffee Drinkers