Review of Klatch Coffee Sumatra Bodhi Peaberry
  • Klatch Coffee

    San Dimas, California
  • Sumatra Bodhi Peaberry Grade A Mandheling

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2010
Origin: Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: $11.95 / 12 oz.

Blind Assessment: Aromatic hints of berry-like fruit mix with aromatic wood and a deep, molasses-like sweetness. Rich acidity, continuing sweetness and cedary wood in the cup, rounding toward a ripe peach. The flavor mutes but hangs on in the sweet finish.

Notes: Consisting 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. Mandheling is a term variously used to describe a growing region surrounding Lake Toba in North Sumatra Province and a traditional type of wet-hulled coffee like this one associated with that region. Formerly Coffee Klatch, Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company based in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry is a former United States Barista Championships. Visit or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Surprising sweetness in this classic Sumatra profile.


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