Review of Sumatra La Minita Aceh Gold
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2010
Origin: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Price: $12.00 / 12 oz.

Blind Assessment: High-toned aroma combining elements of juicy, almost floral fruit with more pungent nuance of grapefruit, raisin and brandy. In the cup, distinctly lively acidity with continued sweetly pungent fruit, particularly a floral-edged white grape. Sweet finishing; hints of flavor reemerge in the long.

Notes: Aceh Gold is a wet-hulled coffee that is the result of a partnership between William McAlpin, of the renowned Costa Rican coffee estate La Minita, and Indonesian based exporter and miller Volkopi. Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed. Its metaphoric mission is to bring some paradisiacal warmth from the coffee-growing south to the cool environs of Minnesota. Visit or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Less earth and more fruit than usual in this lively, high-toned Sumatra.


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