Sumatra Mandheling by First Colony Coffee & Tea Review | CoffeeReview.com
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  • First Colony Coffee & Tea

    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Sumatra Mandheling

Roast: Medium Review Date: March 1998
Origin: Sumatra Price: NA
 

Blind Assessment: Not entirely typical for a Sumatra, but something of a revelation: an almost Latin-American brightness up front before the deep Sumatra tones prevail, pulling us down into a broad, deep, sweet vanilla-tinged center. An amazing range, from the fleeting floral top notes to a pungently rich bottom, plus a long, satisfying development that carries straight through to the vanilla memories in the aftertaste.

Notes: Not entirely typical for a Sumatra, but a revelation: an almost Latin-American brightness up front before the deep Sumatra tones prevail through a broad, deep, sweet vanilla-tinged center. Amazing range. Processed by traditional Sumatra methods.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of the great Latin-American coffees who want to diversify. Although the acidity here is not nearly as powerful as in a good Guatemala or Costa Rica, there is enough to elevate and stretch the deep Sumatra profile.

AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:47/63


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