Sumatra Organic by The Roasterie Review |
  • The Roasterie

    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sumatra Organic

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: November 2009
Origin: Mandheling growing region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A rather dark roast develops charred fir, roasted nut, dark chocolate and pungent grapefruit notes in both aroma and cup. Roast-muted acidity, syrupy if slightly rough mouthfeel, good sweetness and flavor in the short finish, fading to a mild herby astringency in the long.

Notes: Certified organically grown and Fair Trade, 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 specializes in building ongoing relationships with growers and 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: Those who enjoy the rough pungency of a darker-roasted Sumatra.


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