Sumatra Peaberry Blue Batak Tarbarita by Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters Review |
Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2009
Origin: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Plenty of sweet aromatic wood and soft fruit-tones in the aroma, with a hint of honey. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, balanced fruity acidity, and complex flavors of grapefruit, flowering grasses, earth, aromatic wood and tropical fruit. Long, dry finish with deep earth and wood notes pleasantly persisting in the long.

Notes: Blue Batak is a particularly refined version of the traditional style of fruity, earthy Sumatra coffee. This selection consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An elegant version of the exotic.


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