Colombia Huila WP Decaf
This is a fairly balanced decaf, and the dry grounds smell sweet with light brown sugar, and a bit of milk chocolate. It's hard to deny the bready/decaf smell, but with the aforementioned it's a bit more like sweet wheat bread. Hot water brings up a spiced scent in the steam with a bit of pumpkin spice bread. At Full City, the cup is defined by a refined sugar sweetness, and a bit of cocoa. This coffee strikes a nice balance of sweet and bittersweet flavors, and along with notes of herb tea. The acidity is also tea-like and sits atop the base profile nicely. It's a nice cup at Full City and beyond, but I wouldn't go too light in the roast level (lighter than City+), as that is where bread and paper notes associated with decaf coffees are most present.
Country: Decafs
Region: Huila Department
Grade: Excelso
Processing: Wet Process (Washed)
Crop: May 2014 Arrival
Appearance: .2 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Varietal: Various
Intensity/Prime Attribute: Mild Intensity/Refined sugar, tea notes, gentle acidity
Roast: Full City to Full City+ is recommended; our City+ roast was fine, but we felt just beyond this level offered the most balance.
Compare to:
Dry Fragrance 8.30
Wet Aroma 8.60
Brightness/Acidity 8.30
Flavor/Depth 8.40
Body/Movement 8.5
Finish/Aftertaste 7.80
Sweetness 8.20
Clean Cup 8
Complexity 8.00
Uniformity 9.00
Cupper's Correction 2.00
Total 82