M. Berasategi Kafeak
Mexico Organico SWP Descafeinado

Roaster Location: Flag of Spain Lasarte-Oria

4.50(1)

Bean Source Country: Mexico
Organic Espresso Decaf

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4.50(1)

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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1106 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Value

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    The caffeinated version of the Berasategi espresso was so good, the lingering mouthfeel left me wanting another. Unfortunately, I was at my caffeine limit for the morning. But that's what decaf is for!

    The decaf is also outstanding, and in a lot of ways similar. Wonderful mouthfeel, a natural sweetness with the European breakfast biscuit character, caramel, a nice acidiy throught. I don't get the same level of florality and complexity but it's still an outstanding decaf espresso.

    Cupping Method:At Plan B cafe in Lasarte-Oria

More Details

Bean Source Country: Mexico
Mexican specialty coffee is marked by its diverse growing regions, rich volcanic soil, and varied microclimates. These coffees often showcase mild acidity, medium body, and a range of flavors, including chocolate, nuts, and subtle fruit notes. Once treated as commodity beans, Mexico's shade-grown Arabica is benefitting from a more nuanced examination of its micro-terrain.
Organic
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
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.
Decaf
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 M. Berasategi Kafeak

M. Berasategi Kafeak is a coffee roaster from Lasarte-Oria, Spain. We have 4 cataloged roasts with 5 total reviews with a score of 4.63.

International Rank: #68 out of 821
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