Arabica Express Guatemala Antigua
|Roaster Location:||Narragansett, Rhode Island|
|Coffee Origin:||Antigua Valley, Guatemala|
|Review Date:||December 2005|
Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Black & Decker single-serve brewing device in a Podhead Sensation 62mm pod at a cup volume of 7 ounces): Good complexity in the aroma -- caramel, sweet floral grass, hints of fresh leather and semi-sweet chocolate ? although the general impression remains shallow and thin. In the cup watery, half-heartedly bittersweet, with vague hints of fruit and chocolate. Simple but surprisingly rich finish.
Notes: The Black & Decker One-Cup Coffee Maker is the value-priced entry among three single-serve brewing devices that share pod format and marketing under the "Home Cafe" umbrella -- the other two are the high-end Krups 1010 and the mid-range Mr. Coffee AT13. Podhead is a one-stop Internet shopping site for paper-format pods, both branded espresso pods as well as two series of its own non-espresso pods, the 44mm Arabica Express pods designed for the Melitta One:One and compatible brewers, and the Arabica Express Sensation 62mm line designed for Senseo, Black & Decker, Mr. Coffee, and other compatible brewers. Visit
Who Should Drink It : A Guatemala Antigua seen from afar.