|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Review Date:||March 2000|
Blind Assessment: A symphony at the top of the profile: The acidy is sweetly ingratiating, the cup pleasingly light, delicately alive with fruit and floral tones. Flowers and citrus linger in the long, clean aftertaste. Not much in the bass range, however, except a smoky, pungent twist. Drink it hot; the splendid aromatics vanish quickly, leaving behind only pungent silence.
Notes: A fine drip coffee for those who prefer a light, aromatic cup with just enough acidity to keep things lively but not too tart. Decaffeinated by the European process using the fruit-derived solvent ethyl acetate. Caffe Appassionato invokes Beethoven both in its logo and name. It specializes in coffees that are not only passionate but "low in acidity and gentle on the stomach."
Who Should Drink It: A fine drip coffee for those who prefer a light, aromatic cup with just enough acidity to keep things lively but not too tart. After dinner try it drip, double strength in a demitasse.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2000 tasting report: Decaffeinated Coffees