|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Review Date:||March 2000|
Blind Assessment: Thrillingly sweet and buoyant when hot, with a hint of dry fruit modulating to chocolate. Light bodied but deeply dimensioned. A subliminal whiff of flowers teases in the aftertaste.
Notes: Thrillingly sweet and buoyant when hot, with a hint of dry fruit modulating to chocolate. Decaffeinated by the European process using the solvent methylene chloride. One of award-winning Caffe Appassionato 's mottoes (appearing beneath a portrait of Beethoven) is "A Maestro 's Passion."
Who Should Drink It: A clean, levitating Sumatra without the usual musty, earthy, gritty baggage. More Mozart than Beethoven, this is an optimistic Sumatra for sunny mornings and drip brewing.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2000 tasting report: Decaffeinated Coffees