Del's Coffee Roasters
Peru Royal Select Decaf

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Waltham, Massachusetts


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Roast Level: Medium
Bean Source Country: Peru
Organic Espresso Decaf



4 ratings
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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1082 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    4.00 - Balance

    This is probably ever so slightly an overroast for a medium, as I can see a sheen on the beans. However, it drinks like a chocolately medium with a little bit of smoke and good acidity, and low overall bitterness.

    As espresso it's chocolate, a touch of smoke, and blackberry with good balance. A little bit of spice.

    As pourover, it's very smooth with a dark milk chocolate character. The acidity is pretty muted, but it's smooth enough so there's good balance. I had it with an Portuguese egg tart and they went fantastic together.

    Cupping Method:Pourover 203F
    Espresso 95C

    3 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Susanna Paterson

    26 roasts rated, avg score of 4.35

    4.00 - Average

    Peppery and spicy, with dark notes and an acidic finish. Yum!

    Cupping Method:Espresso shot, dark.

    2 months ago · See more from Susanna
  • Scott Greenaway

    133 roasts rated, avg score of 4.25

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    A peppery, strong brew! The central flavors are lemon/cola, consistently strong throughout.

    Cupping Method:espresso

    2 months ago · See more from Scott
  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    4.50 - Average

    This was a nice cup of decaf. I liked the bit of spice and the smooth chocolate touch.

    Cupping Method:Pour over

    3 weeks ago · See more from Emily

More Details

Roast Level: Medium
Medium roast coffee balances the beans' natural flavors and the roasting process, providing a well-rounded taste profile. When selecting a medium roast, look for a balance of acidity and sweetness, with caramel, nuts, and chocolate notes and a medium body.
Bean Source Country: Peru
Peruvian specialty coffee is distinguished by its diverse microclimates and high elevations in the Andean mountains. These factors contribute to the beans' unique flavor profile, typically featuring bright acidity, medium body, and subtle notes of fruit, chocolate, and floral undertones.
Organic coffee is produced without synthetic chemicals, such as pesticides, herbicides, and artificial fertilizers. Instead, organic coffee farmers rely on natural and sustainable agricultural practices like crop rotation, composting, and biological pest control. To be labeled as organic, coffee must meet strict regulations and certification criteria set by governing bodies, such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or the European Union (EU). Organic coffee not only supports environmental sustainability but may also offer health benefits, as it contains fewer chemical residues than conventionally grown coffee.
Espresso is a concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water through finely-ground coffee beans under high pressure. It is characterized by its rich flavor and distinctive crema—the creamy layer that forms on top of the extracted process. When evaluating espresso, coffee experts often focus on key tasting characteristics such as aroma, flavor, body, and aftertaste. Aroma refers to the fragrant smells released during brewing, while flavor encompasses the coffee's overall taste profile, including notes of sweetness, bitterness, acidity, and richness. Body refers to the coffee's texture or mouthfeel, with descriptors like full-bodied, medium-bodied, or light-bodied. Aftertaste, or the finish, pertains to the lingering flavors and sensations experienced after swallowing the coffee. A well-prepared espresso is prized for its balance and complexity, combining these sensory attributes into a harmonious whole.
Decaffeinated coffee has undergone a process to remove most of the caffeine content while preserving its flavor and aroma. There are three primary decaffeination methods. The solvent-based method involves soaking coffee beans in water to dissolve the caffeine, followed by adding a solvent, such as methylene chloride or ethyl acetate, to bind to the caffeine molecules selectively. The Swiss Water Process (SWP) is a chemical-free method that relies on the principles of solubility and osmosis. Finally, the carbon dioxide method involves using supercritical carbon dioxide to extract caffeine from the coffee beans. Decaf coffee typically retains most of the flavor and aroma of regular coffee but with a significantly reduced caffeine content (around 2-3%).

Best Rated Roasts of Del's Coffee Roasters

Del's Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster from Waltham, MA United States. We have 5 cataloged roasts with 14 total reviews with a score of 4.53.

International Rank: #24 out of 771
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