PT's Coffee Roasting Co.
Decaffeinated Guatemalan SWP
|Roaster Location:||Topeka, Kansas|
|Review Date:||March 2000|
Blind Assessment: 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.
Notes: 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.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2000 tasting report: Decaffeinated Coffees