Organic Sumatra Fair-Trade, Medium Dark Roast by Trader Joe's Review | CoffeeReview.com
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  • Trader Joe's

    Pasadena, California
  • Organic Sumatra Fair-Trade, Medium Dark Roast

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: January 2008
Origin: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Price: NA
 

Blind Assessment: Intense, roundly balanced aroma with mildly pungent roast character and orange, nut and cedary chocolate notes. In the cup low in acidity, medium in body and agreeable but rather simple aromatically: bittersweet, woody, with only a hint of cedary, perhaps earthy, chocolate. Not a long finish, but sweet and rich.

Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and also Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. At Trader Joe's in Northern California, $6.99 per 14-ounce fiberboard can whole-bean, or $0.50 per ounce. Trader Joe's is an innovative discount gourmet chain currently with stores in at least twenty states but no mail order. Visit www.traderjoes.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Balanced and accessible with little of the earthy, pungent character associated with Sumatras. A Sumatra-lite with excellent social and environmental credentials.

AROMA:7
ACIDITY:6
BODY:7
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:42/50


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