Sumatra Lake Tawar by Paradise Roasters Review |
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: August 2006
Origin: Lake Tawar basin, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Tartly sweet fruit notes suggest pineapple, grapefruit or perhaps black currant in the aroma, with delicate undercurrents of caramel and earth. In the cup the musty/malty earth notes move richly forward, backgrounding the continuing crisp, pineapply fruit. A slight astringency in the short finish gives way to sweetness and pineapple in the long.

Notes: This is a superb, elegant version of a traditional Sumatra coffee type. Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed. Its metaphoric mission is to bring some paradisiacal warmth from the coffee-growing south to the cool environs of Minnesota. Visit or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: The musty/fruity style of Sumatra cup at its absolute best.


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