Cup profile and tasting notes
Mellow roundedness with bright fruit notes and a medium-ish finish – with a crema that holds up surprisingly well for a full decaf. Great with milk.
|Coffee||Brazil Oberon Cerrado Co2 Decaf / El Salvador Santa Adelaida Co2 Decaf / Condor Cerro Bravo Co2 Decaf|
|Percentage||40% / 34% / 26%|
|Variety||Bourbon / Bourbon / Pacas|
A very lovely cup of coffee. However, for me, this started to get a bit bland after the first few cups. I suspect this probably comes after trying another of the available blends right before this (which is now definitely one of my favourites!) 4 stars because.... it wasn't bad! It just tastes of a good cup of coffee; something to give the friends and family knowing it is a crowd pleaser.
Unfortunately, this was just not my cup of Java. Very odd chemical smell with the beans that persisted through to the brewed coffee. Given this is CO2 decaf, that is very odd. Other CO2 decaf I’ve had from Coffee Real have been great, so have to conclude that this doesn’t work for me.
Hi Adrian - that is most strange - re cupped the lot here and no such smell. Salvation is also the decaf blend that all of our food service customers use and we have had no mention of this - but as you say not for you. Thanks for the review.
CoffeeReal is an outstanding company who bend over backwards for customers. I am very impressed by their dedication to coffee and customers. They sent me a pack of this coffee and adjusted the grind for my machine (which was more than I could have asked for). It is quite tasty for a decaf, great crema and takes milk well. Not quite to my tastes but a good coffee nonetheless.
I tried a number of Decafs before this but Salvation is my favourite. I prefer blended coffee; I think it gives a rounder overall flavour and mouth feel. I think not blending can lead to disappointment with some decaffeinated offerings. I am told that the choice of decaf beans is limited, so getting a good blend can be challenging. Challenge accepted and overcome with this coffee. In our house it is the evening coffee of choice. It gives all the flavour of a good coffee without a sleepless night. If you have not tried this, I recommend you should.
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Salvation - our decaf blend features three great decaffeinated coffees.
This blend is down on the caffeine, but not on flavour using El Salvador Santa Adelaida Co2 Decaf, Colombia Condor Cerro Bravo Co2 Decaf and Cerrado Co2 Decaf from Brazil. Brewed correctly you will be rewarded - just remember shot sizes are a tad smaller for decaf espresso - so stop the shot just as its consistency becomes loose and/or the colour starts to blonde.
A drawback of decaffeination in espresso extraction is the limited production of crema, but surprisingly this blend provides a reasonable production - but don’t expect a huge furling crema – although we find flavour and mouthfeel stay relatively intact.