Sumatra Lake Tawar by Batdorf & Bronson Review |
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: August 2006
Origin: Lake Tawar basin, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia Price: $12.95/12oz

Blind Assessment: In the aroma intense, pungent with grapefruit and cedar notes. In the cup full-bodied, with the dominating earthy pungency enveloped in deep sweetness. Continued grapefruit, pineapple and cedar notes settle toward honey and chocolate. Sweet, resonant, rich finish, totally free of astringency.

Notes: A superb, elegant version of a traditional Sumatra coffee type. Batdorf & Bronson is a premium wholesale specialty roaster with a long and honorable commitment to quality and sound relationships with growers. Visit or call 800-955-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy beverages that fuse fruit and pungency; certain styles of single-malt whiskies, for example.


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