Sumatra by Starbucks Coffee Review |
  • Starbucks Coffee

    Seattle, Washington
  • Sumatra

Roast: Dark Review Date: January 2005
Origin: Northern provinces of Sumatra, Indonesia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Agreeable but a bit lazy in the aroma: spice, cedar, with the barest hint of apricot-toned chocolate. In the cup sweet, balanced gently rich, still dominated by cedar and smoke, but the chocolate-toned fruit, barely perceptible in the aroma, opens and blooms nicely.

Notes: For every pound of whole-bean Sumatra or Sumatra Decaf sold in the month of January 2005 Starbucks will donate $2 or the equivalent in local currency to aid agencies benefiting victims of the December 2004 tsunami. Visit or call 800-782-7282 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: No sensory chills or thrills, but a nice Sumatra benefiting a good cause.


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