Sumatra by Starbucks Coffee Review |
  • Starbucks Coffee

    Seattle, Washington
  • Sumatra

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: January 2007
Origin: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Attractive aroma: sweet, gently scorched cedar with a distinct hint of semi-sweet chocolate. Very roasty in the cup, but with patience the sweet burned notes round toward a vague, caramelly chocolate. Simple and sweet in the short finish, mildly astringent in the long.

Notes: Purchased pre-ground in a sealed 12-ounce foil-laminated bag with one-way valve at a Safeway supermarket in northern California; 92 cents per dry ounce. A rather low-key, subdued, probably over-roasted version of the traditional earthy/fruity Sumatra profile. Visit or call 800-782-7282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A subdued approximation of the great traditional Sumatra cup for hurried supermarket shoppers.


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