Coffee Flavor Chart

Our coffee is roasted fresh each week, right here in at Civitas Coffeehouse in Hazel Park.

Use this chart as a helpful guide in determining the flavors of our different coffees. If you spot a node or flavor we missed, let us know and we will add it to our description!

  • Uganda Mt Elgon – Medium Roast –

This African coffee ranks right up there with the finest Kenyans. There are two kinds of African coffee in most people’s cafeworld: Ethiopian and Kenyan. And while these countries produce some of the world’s best known and loved coffees, venturing to other borders can produce wonderful results. This Uganda is just such a find!

Its aroma is darker than an Ethiopian with a touch of Brazil nut that you can taste in the cup, but sweet and mild, and boasting a deep, earthy, woody mouthfeel. The body of the cup is fairly light, like most African coffees, but the flavor is surprisingly rich, with dark chocolate and delicious Brazil nut flavor dominating. (CBC)

  • Tanzania – Peaberry –

All you “Survivor – Africa” fans will envision yourselves on location, sitting around the campfire sipping a great cup of coffee, watching (or watching out for) lions.

This variety is wild and gamey, the good kind of gamey that tells you this is not a domesticated coffee. Lots of spices and herbs (plus some crunched-up flowers) in this cup, tastes that linger on your palate. Fruity overtones as well that nicely balance the florals and spice. (CBC)

  • Berundi Canzikir

This is a fully washed coffee processed at the Canzikiro washing station located in the Bugenyuzi District, Karusi Province in Burundi. This washing station is made up of 166 drying tables and houses a test plot run by a team of agronomists experimenting with intercropping and shade strategies. Cupping notes: bright, peach, grapefruit, cranberry. (CBC) 

  • Huehuetango – Guatemalen (DECAF)

You practically need a ‘caffeine-meter’ to tell you this is decaffeinated; this stuff is great! Having almost as much acidity and body as the high-octane Sumatrans, it provides a nice, clean cup with all the sweet complexities found in our other Sumatrans. I also blend this 50/50 with other Indonesian coffees for a delightful ‘half-caf’.

True to its origin, it has a very nice fruited brightness, balanced with background chocolate notes and a hint of florals. Brew some up, sit back, relax and enjoy!

Notes of bakers chocolate, creamy and mild lemon. (CBC)

  • Brazilian

Sweet and nutty (peanuts) with the signature ashy (not in a bad way at all) note of Brazilians, a hint of citrus and a little vanilla surprise on the finish. Teamed with a smooth chocolaty central and a fruity Ehtiopian (CBC)