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.
Know Your Bean
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. Reflections 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.
This 100% Arabica blend combines outstanding beans from Indonesia, Africa, and Central America.
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.
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 dont want to stay up all night debating the ending of the best-selling novel you just finished, then its time for Reflection. Naturally decaffeinated, but with all of the flavor, Reflection is an excellent co-star to the sweets of the evening.
|Customer Review:||5 Stars|
|Aroma Notes:||Hint of dark chocolate|
|Taste Notes:||Caramel & chocolate notes|
|Finish Notes:||Chocolate aftertaste|
|Palate Notes:||Full body|
|Best For Brewing|
|Drip & Espresso:||Yes|
|Species:||Arabica & Robusta|
|Container Size:||1lb or 5lb|
|Country of Origin:||Central America, Africa & Indonesia|
|Country Imported From:||USA|
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?
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.