Allegro Coffee Roasters
Guatemalan Santiago Atitlan
|Roaster Location:||Boulder, Colorado|
|Review Date:||November 1997|
Blind Assessment: The aroma was curiously flat, the body ordinary, but the acidity splendid: powerful without shrillness, complex, alive with muted wine tones. Smoky hints in the cup turned slightly hard and tobacco-like in the finish, but softened again in the rich aftertaste. .
Notes: A lot going on in this coffee, smoky tones and powerful acidity with muted wine tones. The aroma is flat, the body ordinary, but aftertaste is rich . Produced by the Tzutuhil Mayans of the town of Santiago Atitlan. Shade-grown; certified organically grown.
Who Should Drink It : People who prefer complexity to perfection. Lots going on here; an interesting demonstration coffee for the smoky tones and powerful acidity that characterize many Guatemalas.
This review originally appeared in the November, 1997 tasting report: Environment-Friendly Coffees