Whole Latte Love Reflection Decaf Whole Bean Espresso

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Reflection is a rich, full-bodied blend of Indonesian, African, and Central American coffees that create a well-rounded espresso. This superbly balanced and sweet decaf espresso has hints of chocolate and caramel with a pronounced fruity undertone. Reflection also has a light, delicious aftertaste, allowing you to enjoy all the flavor of a caffeinated blend without the buzz.

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Body (light, medium, full)

Body is the distinct texture and thickness of a beverage that defines how it feels when it sits on your tongue, sometimes referred to as mouthfeel. For example, hot chocolate has an extremely full body, while a beverage such as iced tea has a very light body. When it comes to coffee, the level of roasting plays a vital role in determining body: dark roasts are fuller while lighter roasts tend to have a light or medium body. As a medium-dark roast, Reflection has a full-bodied, even syrupy feel that rolls across the tongue.

Acidity (smooth, balanced, bright)

Acidity is marked by the tangy sensation it creates on the back and sides of the tongue. For example, a tart citrus fruit has an extremely bright acidity, while more mild fruits would have less acidity, making them balanced like an apple, or smooth like a banana. Acidity is perhaps the most striking flavor characteristic in a cup of coffee, and darker roasts tend to have a smoother taste. Reflection’s mostly smooth acidity is complemented by a bright, fruity undertone in the finish.

Roast (light, medium, dark)

Every coffee requires its own type of roast to capture the best aroma and flavor, so finding the right roast is as much a science as an art. Each variety of coffee bean is microbatch-roasted separately, then combined to create Reflection. Microbatch-roasting guarantees that the beans are not over-roasted and never burnt, so every cup you drink will be rich with the peak flavors of the coffee. Reflection has been carefully roasted dark enough to bring out all of the flavors of the beans.

Origins

This 100% Arabica blend combines outstanding beans from Indonesia, Africa, and Central America.

Caffeine content

We measured the caffeine content for all of our blends. For a typical single shot of espresso, we used 7 grams of ground coffee. Reflection contains 1.47 milligrams in a 1.5 oz shot of espresso.

World Ranking

Reflection combines some of the finest quality beans in the world, all ranked in the top 20.

Perfect Pairings and Uses

Like Buzzopolis, Reflection is great with desserts, but without the caffeine. So, if you don’t want to stay up all night debating the ending of the best-selling novel you just finished, then it’s time for Reflection. Naturally decaffeinated, but with all of the flavor, Reflection is an excellent co-star to the sweets of the evening.

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Kenneth asked:

I'm awaiting arrival of a Saeco Vienna Plus, which according to documentation, has a grinder that doesn't do well with oily dark roast beans. Has anyone been using Reflection Decaf with this machine or one with a similarly sensitive grinder? How about Lavazza Dek?

Answer by mjackson:

Kenneth,
I really like our coffees especially the decaf. It may be a little dark but should work great. The Lavazza coffees are always good for a super auto.

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Review
Customer Review: 5 Stars
Flavor Notes
Aroma Notes: Hint of dark chocolate
Taste Notes: Caramel & chocolate notes
Finish Notes: Chocolate aftertaste
Palate Notes: Full body
Roast Profile
Roast Profile: Medium
Best For Brewing
Espresso: Yes
Drip & Espresso: Yes
Drip: Yes
Pour Over: Yes
French Press: Yes
Moka Pot: Yes
Coffee Condition
Whole Bean: Yes
Coffee State
Decaffeinated: Yes
Coffee Botanical
Species: Arabica & Robusta
Coffee Packaging
Container: Bag
Container Size: 1lb or 5lb
Coffee Type
Blend: Yes
Coffee Origin
Country of Origin: Central America, Africa & Indonesia
Where Roasted: USA
Country Imported From: USA

Whole Latte Love Coffees

Posted By: DanMoraldo
Nov 11, 2010 11:24AM
Related Categories Coffee and Espresso

Coffee and espresso are our passions, here at Whole Latte Love. The pursuit of its perfection has led us to form relationships with and offer products from more than 60 manufacturers. We carry some of the most advanced equipment on the market, from grinders to espresso machines, frothers and more. But, as many coffee lovers will attest, great beverages must start with quality coffee. All the equipment in the world won't be able to help you brew gourmet espresso from charred beans; which is why we introduced Whole Latte Love Signature coffee as a way for customers to get great tasting drinks at affordable prices. The patriarch of our line of coffee is the venerable and ever-popular Malabar Gold. Created by a nuclear physicist turned coffee roaster, Malabar gold is easily recognized by its deep, rich crema that can last for more than 20 minutes. This blend of Monsooned Malabar, De Luxe Indian Robusta and select Arabica has been roasted in the light Northern Italian tradition to deliver mellow coffee and espresso with low acidity. Another fan favorite is our distinct dark-roast espresso, Buzzopolis. This collection of Columbian, Costa Rican, Mexican and Sumatran beans is well balanced and bright. Buzzopolis is celebrated for its smoky flavors of plumb, spice and berry that deliver full-bodied beverages. This blend is smooth enough for espresso, but it is also well liked by cappuccino and latte drinkers as it has the ability to stand out in milk-based beverages. Reflection, our decaf espresso, brews sweet, well-balanced drinks that won't keep you up at night. It packs decadent flavors caramel and chocolate punctuated by fruity notes. Reflection is a blend of fine Central American, Indonesian and African beans. For drip coffee drinkers, Ethereal and Unconditional offer unique taste profiles and aromas. Unconditional is a decaffeinated blend of Columbian, African and Indonesian coffees micro-batch roasted for unparalleled results. Unconditional features mouth-watering flavors of hazelnut, toffee and plum with a bright body and medium acidity. Ethereal, on the other hand, is a full-bodied coffee with hints of red wine, spice, chocolate and berry. It is a dark roast that is ideal for breakfast and a great companion for bread and pastries. We also have two samplers to choose from, if you want a taste of all our coffees. Each of our signature coffee has a colorful label adorned with artwork from Whole Latte Love employees and customers.


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