PT's Coffee Roasting Co.
Decaffeinated Guatemalan SWP
Dry but not acidy, dominated by a pleasantly smoky-toned cocoa sensation that sweetens toward chocolate in the finish. As usual, the Swiss Water Process simultaneously deepens and dampens taste: The body is full but the flavor understated.
Dry but not acidy, dominated by a pleasantly smoky-toned cocoa sensation that sweetens toward chocolate in the finish SWP stands for Swiss Water Process, the water-only method of decaffeination. PT 's coffee is a locally award-wining, quality-oriented small-batch roaster whose motto is "Without the love, it 's just coffee."
Who Should Drink It
An unusual Guatemala taste, but not entirely uncharacteristic. "Smokiness" and "chocolate" used to be two of the epithets applied to Guatemala coffees, although I haven 't heard them used much recently. Should make a very nice drip-brewed coffee for those who like a brisk but not acidy cup. Try it unsweetened with a sweet pastry.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2000 tasting report: Decaffeinated Coffees