La Mattina Sumatra by Pioneer Coffee Roasting Review |
  • Pioneer Coffee Roasting

    Cle Elum, Washington
  • La Mattina Sumatra

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

Blind Assessment: Intensely musty, aka "earthy." In the aroma, the musty tones read as a sort of ripe apricot rolled in earth and chocolate, but in the cup the mustiness flattens, simplifies, and dominates before softening slightly in the rather salty finish.

Notes: Pioneer Coffee Roasting, located in the Cascade Mountains in the small historical town of Cle Elum, boasts that it roasts "Where No Bean Has Gone Before." Visit or call 509-674-4100 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of Islay whiskies and similar earth- and smoke-toned, pungent beverages.


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