Beveo Coffee & Tea
|Roaster Location:||Scottsdale Arizona|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern Sumatra.|
|Review Date:||August 2007|
Blind Assessment: (As produced in a Beveo concentrate coffee machine at the setting netting the second to "strongest" ratio of coffee concentrate to water): Very sweet-toned, caramelly aroma with hints of butter, earth and green apple. In the cup smooth mouthfeel and simple but agreeable flavor dominated by very sweet but pungent fruit notes - think dried pear or apple rather than fresh. Sweet, rich, gently tart finish.
Notes: The Beveo Coffee & Tea program is built around a machine that produces coffees and teas from sophisticated liquid concentrates at the touch of a button. The company currently offers four coffees (this Sumatra is the latest) and two tea choices in 16-serving "beveos" or pouches. The beveos can be switched in and out of the machine at will in a few seconds, and serving size, brew strength and water temperature are adjustable within a wide range. The concentrate coffees are brewed from high quality specialty beans with some standard preservatives added after brewing. Aside from the implied advantage in convenience, the concentrate method tends to produce a characteristic style of cup - silky in mouthfeel and sweet and caramelly in basic structure - that fundamentally differs from a typical brewed coffee profile, but may appeal to many coffee drinkers on its own terms. The traditional Sumatra character - pungently earthy and fruity - does manage to make itself felt here, if rather sweetly and quietly. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who value the convenience of prepared-on-demand concentrate coffee and a subdued, caramelly version of the traditional pungently fruity Sumatra cup.