Sumatra Fair-Trade Organic by The Beanstock Coffee Roasters Review |
  • The Beanstock Coffee Roasters

    Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • Sumatra Fair-Trade Organic

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: June 2006
Origin: Northern Sumatra, probably Aceh Province Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Deeply roasty aroma: cedar, cardamom, caramel, raisin, a hint of flowers. In the cup sweet, almost syrupy with continued caramel, raisin and floral complication. A sharp astringency shadows the cup, however, and grows in intensity as the coffee cools. The short finish is cedary and rich, but fades toward a nagging astringency in the long. Reader Sheri Flagler is a fan and regular customer of Beanstock Roasters.

Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade, the latter meaning the green beans were purchased from small-holding farmers at a ?fair? or economically sustainable price. Beanstock Roasters is a locally oriented small-batch roaster specializing in darker roast styles and offering home delivery to residents of the picturesque Cape Cod town of Wellfleet and mail order to the world via its chastely designed website. Visit or call 508-349-1841 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the contradiction in this style of Sumatra coffee, sharply astringent yet deeply sweet.


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