Review of Temple Fine Coffee Sumatra Tabu Jamu
Roast: Medium Review Date: April 2010
Origin: Sidikalang growing district, northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: $12.50 /12 oz.

Blind Assessment: Rich, sweet-toned aroma: flowers, hints of earth, aromatic wood, nut-toned chocolate. In the cup low-toned but vibrant acidity, silky mouthfeel, continued earth tones that take on a grapefruit-like pungency under the impact of the acidity. Some continuing hints of flowers and nut. Rich, simple finish with a hint of astringency.

Notes: From the Sidikalang District of the Lake Toba region, this coffee, processed using the traditional Sumatra wet-hulled method, is made up entirely of the Caturra variety of Arabica. With two coffee houses located in California's state capitol Sacramento, Temple Coffee recently transitioned from serving other roasters coffee to roasting their own. Visit or call 916-601-5363 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A simple but classic earth-toned Sumatra from one of the most traditional of Sumatran growing regions.


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