Sumatra Fair Trade - Organic Line by The Roasterie Review |
  • The Roasterie

    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sumatra Fair Trade - Organic Line

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2007
Origin: Northern Sumatra, probably Aceh Province Price: NA

Blind Assessment: In the aroma deeply pungent with a sweet earthy mustiness that suggests grapefruit with additional hints of honey and chocolate. In the cup full body with pleasantly rough mouthfeel and continued earthy notes that read as chocolate, honey and pungent citrus. Rich finish with a slight clinging astringency.

Notes: A traditional Sumatra of the type distinguished by low acidity and idiosyncratic flavor notes that mainly appear to result from serendipitous taints - mild ferment and mildew - acquired during unconventional drying procedures. Certified organically grown and Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit or call 800-376-0245 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Scotch-whisky-drinking social idealists.


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