January 5, 2011 Leave a comment
Tonight by random selection from my son, I’ve brewed an organic single origin medium roast from the Garner Greenhouse called Guatemalan. The information on it reads: Guatemalan coffees are the most amazingly fragrant and aromatic coffees in the world.
Black, it’s mellow and surprisingly delicious. I almost drank all of the black I’d set aside before actually writing what I thought of it. Wasn’t there another coffee that was mellow? I wonder if this is one of the beans that was in the other coffee. I’m suspecting that some of the ones that are single origin are used together to blend into our other exclusive blends. This one is a great one to drink black.
With sugar it tastes even better, though frankly I wouldn’t. Not that it tastes bad with sugar, it’s that it tastes good without and there’s no reason to add anything, but I must hold true to how I’ve been sampling all the coffees and add both sugar and milk. Milk makes it taste like warm caffeinated sweet milk, but less so than any of the others.
I know I didn’t brew too little, but it still has the impression of being lighter. If you don’t like your coffee mellow, I wouldn’t suggest this. However, I would if you want something that will help to keep you awake. It’s a medium roast, so although it may not have an obvious zing, it does have one of the higher contents of caffeine, if what I heard about the caffeine content of different roasts is true. My overall impression is that it is a great coffee for you if you want black but not over the top.