Tuesday, July 12, 2011
This week's coffee mark out
This coffee is a single origin bean with a medium strength. I think as I have gotten older, I've grown to like the less bold coffees. Guatemala Antigua is complex with a soft acidity and a little cocoa/chocolate tone. It doesn't bite like most Latin American coffees, but it does linger a bit towards the back of my palate. This is what I first objected to, until Heather had me taste a little cocoa powder and then sip my coffee. The sensation was amazing. It wasn't bitter, but a totally different taste profile that I had never experienced before. This coffee is meant to enjoy with a chocolate croissant or toast with Nutella spread on top it. Or have a chocolate biscotti for dunking.
I dedicate this tasting to my friends from Guatemala--Oscar, Delia and Ricardo!
Posted by Althea