SWP Decaf Espresso
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Guatemala and the Yirgacheffe growing region of southern Ethiopia|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||March 2007|
Blind Assessment: Sweet-impressioned, deep aroma with a wonderfully candied, chocolaty tone to the fruit. In the small cup medium in body but smooth in mouthfeel with a deep cedar and continued candied fruit character. Surprisingly crisp, citrusy finish. Gentle and balanced in milk, blooming with milk chocolate and flowers, quiet but complete.
Notes: SWP is an acronym for Swiss Water Process, a decaffeination method that does not involve the use of solvents. Portland Roasting emphasizes sustainable environmental and social practices throughout its business, including its "Farm Friendly Direct" sourcing program involving partnership projects with coffee producers in several origin countries. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Probably best in short-milk drinks like cappuccino and espresso macchiato, but should be versatile.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2007 tasting report: Better Than You Think: Decaffeinated Espressos