|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Review Date:||February 1999|
Blind Assessment: Another decaf-ravaged Sumatra: Here the aroma is as subdued as the cup. A touch of carbon from the roast and a bit of sweet tobacco from the Sumatra, but not much else: clean, low-toned, empty.
Notes: A decaf-ravaged Sumatra. The aroma and the cup are subdued, clean, low-toned. Only a touch of carbon from the roast and a bit of sweet tobacco from the Sumatra. No decaffeination process is indicated, but almost certainly decaffeinated by the European or conventional method, which involves the use of a solvent.
Who Should Drink It: I was going to say people stuck in traffic who find themselves in front of a Starbucks store and don't want to make things worse by consuming caffeine. But, in fact, if I were in a Starbucks store looking for a decaf I'd try anything on the menu before putting a dollar down on this one.
This review originally appeared in the February, 1999 tasting report: New Crop Sumatra Coffees