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PT's Coffee Roasting Co.

Decaffeinated Guatemalan SWP

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Origin:

Roast: NA

Est. Price:

Review Date: March 2000

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Aroma: 6

Acidity: 6

Body: 8

Flavor: 7

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

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