Review of Sumatra Lake Tawar Coffee from Batdorf & Bronson Coffee
Roast: Medium Review Date: April 2010
Origin: Lake Tawar basin, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia Price: $14.50 / 16 oz.

Blind Assessment: Intense aroma and flavor, dominated by one of the most distinctive notes in coffee, a kind of earthy, pungent citrus sensation that may suggest grapefruit to some, butterscotch to others, but essentially is a pleasure that belongs to this style of coffee alone. Complicated by flowering grass, nut, dark chocolate. Balanced, integrated acidity, silky mouthfeel, sweetly rich, resonantly flavor-saturated finish.

Notes: A clean yet intense version of the traditional Sumatra wet-hulled coffee type with its richly fruity and earthy tendencies. Batdorf & Bronson is a premium wholesale specialty roaster with operations in Olympia, Washington and Atlanta, Georgia and a long and honorable commitment to quality and sound relationships with growers. Visit or call 800-955-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Intense Sumatra profile, as elegant as it is exotic.


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