6 Tigers Aged Sumatra by The Roasterie Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • The Roasterie

    Kansas City, Missouri
  • 6 Tigers Aged Sumatra

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: December 2007
Origin: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Price: $15.95/12oz

Blind Assessment: Sweetly rich in aroma and cup, with ripe orange, clayish earth, caramel, roasted nut and grapefruit notes. The body is medium but the mouthfeel silky. The finish is particularly impressive: rich, sweet and long, saturated to the end with distinct, pleasing grapefruit notes.

Notes: Aged coffees from Indonesia like this Sumatra are usually held in special warehouses in Singapore in humid but well-ventilated conditions for two years or more. Aging typically mutes acidity, increases body, and introduces a mild (as here) to intense musty note. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that specializes in building ongoing relationships with growers and 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 www.theroasterie.com or call 800-376-0245 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Should please those who enjoy sweet-toned but still pungent beverages like sherry-style fortified wines or Highland single-malt whiskies.


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