Guatemala Antigua with Coffee Tamer added by Tamer International Review |
  • Tamer International

    Seattle, Washington
  • Guatemala Antigua with Coffee Tamer added

Roast: NA Review Date: December 2000
Origin: Valley surrounding the city of Guatemala Antigua, south-central Guatemala. Price: NA

Notes: The acidity is definitely flattened. Unfortunately, everything else except body is flattened too, including sweetness. Pleasant tickles of flowers and spicy fruit survive, echoing in a Tums-toned emptiness. I treated each cup of an acidy, explosively floral- and fruit-toned Guatemala (originally rated over 90) with a little pre-measured packet of Coffee Tamer acid-buffering agent. The buffering agent is formulated from the same kinds of ingredients one finds

Who Should Drink It: Dropped into a powerfully distinctive coffee, like a Kenya or Guatemala, Coffee Tamer produces a muted but decent low-acid cup.


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