Decaf Sumatra by Alpen Sierra Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Alpen Sierra Coffee Roasters

    Lake Tahoe, California
  • Decaf Sumatra

Roast: NA Review Date: February 1999
Origin: Sumatra Price: NA

Blind Assessment: The dark roast style develops a subdued sweet-sweat pungency and attractive cedar tones in the aroma, but the cup disappoints. Not so much flat as underpowered: light-bodied, little range or dimension, with the main pleasure a gentle, unassuming bittersweetness.

Notes: The dark roast style delivers an aroma with pungency and attractive cedar tones, but the cup disappoints. The main pleasure is a gentle, unassuming bittersweetness. Decaffeinated by the European or conventional method, which involves the use of a solvent.

Who Should Drink It: Those willing to give up body and power along with caffeine. The muted cup is undoubtedly owing to the ravages of the decaffeination process. The roast is probably too dark for this coffee (decaffeinated coffees are tricky to roast), but it's a tactful roast: no carbon or burned tones.


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