Mud Bay Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Olympia, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Review Date:||March 2007|
Blind Assessment: A tough, robust espresso. Sweetly and roundly smoky aroma with hints of semi-sweet chocolate. In the small cup full body with slightly rough mouthfeel, simple and richly pungent with continued hints of dark chocolate and a surprisingly clean, sweet finish. At its best in milk, where the semi-sweet chocolate rounds and dominates with minty richness.
Notes: Coffees in this blend probably were decaffeinated by the 'Swiss Water Process" method, which does not involve use of solvents. Mud Bay Coffee is a small-batch specialty coffee roasting company that prides itself on its sustainable, farm-direct coffee sourcing. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Big-milk espresso drinkers and macho straight-shotters.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2007 tasting report: Better Than You Think: Decaffeinated Espressos