Review of Sumatra Koro from Reunion Island Coffee
  • Reunion Island Coffee

    Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • Sumatra Koro

Roast: Medium Review Date: April 2010
Origin: Gayo growing region, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: CAD $9.99 / 12 oz.

Blind Assessment: Intense woodsy aroma suggesting fresh-cut pine with a hint of chocolate. Balanced acidity and smooth mouthfeel. In the cup sweet, mildly fermented fruit tones read as a heavy dark chocolate with continued crisp aromatic wood complication. Both tendencies carry into a finish in which sweetness outlasts a mild astringency.

Notes: Certified organic and Fair Trade, meaning this coffee was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Named for the nearby Koro Caves, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this coffee will go towards rebuilding an orphanage that was damaged by fire. Reunion Island Coffee is a quality-oriented roasting company founded by Canadian specialty coffee veteran Peter Pesce. Visit or call 800=565-5950 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A rich, low-toned Sumatra with fresh-cut wood and fruity chocolate pleasures and impressive environmental and social credentials.


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