Downeast Coffee Roasters
WP Decaf Guatemala

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Pawtucket, Rhode Island


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Roast Level: Light Medium
Bean Source Country: Guatemala
Varietal: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra
Process: Washed

Region: Atitlan & Chmaltenango

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4 ratings
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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • HD S

    5 roasts rated, avg score of 4.40

    5.00 - Average

    I really enjoyed this.
    7 months ago · See more from HD
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    Very pleasant tasty decaf single-origin that is very versatile. Makes a nice filter and espresso. Does well in milk drinks (father-in-law really liked latte). Chocolate with good florality and some citrus notes as espresso, with an orange character when made as filter.
    7 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Scott Greenaway

    133 roasts rated, avg score of 4.25

    4.00 - Average

    Had this as a coldbrew with cream, and I loved the richness. It tasted slightly on the darker side to me.

    Cupping Method:Coldbrew

    6 months ago · See more from Scott
  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    3.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    I found this to be an intriguing cold brew with a strong flavor profile. Each sip was an evolution: an initial crisp sweetness develops into an acidic swell, finishing a bit dry.

    Cupping Method:cold brew

    6 months ago · See more from Emily

More Details

Roast Level: Light Medium
A Light Medium Roast coffee, sometimes referred to as a "City Roast" or "American Roast," lies between a light and medium roast. This roast level strikes a balance by preserving the coffee bean's unique characteristics while allowing for a moderate development of body and flavor. The beans have a medium brown color, exhibiting a slight sheen of oils, providing a more balanced and nuanced flavor profile. A Light Medium Roast typically highlights the coffee's inherent fruity, floral, or citrus notes, while also providing some of the deeper, richer flavors associated with medium roasts.
Bean Source Country: Guatemala
Guatemala is one of the main coffee-producing countries in Central America. Its volcanic soil and altitude make it ideal for producing quality arabica.
Coffee in Guatemala is grown in the high-altitude regions of the country. The country is known for producing high-quality Arabica beans, known for their well-balanced, rich, and complex flavors with notes of chocolate, fruit, and nuts with great acidity. The volcanic soil and favorable climate conditions contribute to the unique taste profile of Guatemalan coffee. The coffee industry is a significant part of the country's economy, with small-scale farmers and cooperatives being the primary producers. Guatemala represents around 2% of the world's coffee production, but due to its reputation for high quality, has an outsized impact in specialty roasts.
Decaffeinated coffee has undergone a process to remove most of the caffeine content while preserving its flavor and aroma. There are three primary decaffeination methods. The solvent-based method involves soaking coffee beans in water to dissolve the caffeine, followed by adding a solvent, such as methylene chloride or ethyl acetate, to bind to the caffeine molecules selectively. The Swiss Water Process (SWP) is a chemical-free method that relies on the principles of solubility and osmosis. Finally, the carbon dioxide method involves using supercritical carbon dioxide to extract caffeine from the coffee beans. Decaf coffee typically retains most of the flavor and aroma of regular coffee but with a significantly reduced caffeine content (around 2-3%).

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Downeast Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster from Pawtucket, RI United States. We have 5 cataloged roasts with 11 total reviews with a score of 3.98.

International Rank: #712 out of 774
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