San Alto/Oasis Coffee
House Blend Decaf
|Roaster Location:||Norwalk, Connecticut|
|Review Date:||March 2000|
Blind Assessment: Big in every respect: in its richly powerful acidity, in body, in general statement. No floral innuendoes or fruity digressions here: This coffee is as abstractly dry, robust and mouthfilling as a good cabernet.
Notes: Big in every respect: in its richly powerful acidity, in body, in general statement. Decaffeinated by the European process using the solvent methylene chloride. Oasis Coffee is a wholesale roaster founded in 1987. San Alto is its premium specialty coffee line.
Who Should Drink It: An almost overpowering coffee in the classic American mode. Put on a plaid flannel shirt and drink it out of the heaviest mug on the shelf. Dark-roast drinkers and latte bibbers steer clear. The idea of a coffee this robust without caffeine seems a little odd, like a cross between a Harley and a Vespa.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2000 tasting report: Decaffeinated Coffees