Guatemala Antigua Organic, 1999
|Roaster Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Review Date:||July 1999|
Blind Assessment: An almost symphonic coffee. Nuance stretches across the profile: floral notes at the top, winy, dry fruit in the middle, and a smoky pungency at bottom. Sweet, cedarish notes tend to dominate in aroma and aftertaste, but in the cup fruit and flowers upstage everything else.
Notes: An almost symphonic coffee with floral notes at the top; wine and dry fruit in the middle; and smoky pungency at the bottom. Certified organically grown. The Roasterie advertises its coffee as "Air-Roasted," meaning the coffee is roasted on a fluid-bed machine that works roughly like a hot-air corn popper rather than on a more typical drum roasting machine.
Who Should Drink It: Thrill-seeking sophisticates.
This review originally appeared in the July, 1999 tasting report: New Crop Guatemala Coffees