Organic Sumatra by Great Northern Gourmet Coffees Review |
  • Great Northern Gourmet Coffees

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Organic Sumatra

Roast: NA Review Date: February 1999
Origin: Sumatra Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Assuming classic and earthy are not mutually exclusive terms, this is a classically earthy Sumatra: a round, muted but full earth taste gently dominates the profile. Apparently the earth taste comes from drying the coffee directly on the ground rather than on tarpaulins, the usual practice in Sumatra. Although the earth tones are wonderfully soft, overall the profile suffers from a slight bitterness.

Notes: A classically earthy Sumatra: round, muted, but full earth taste gently dominates the profile. Certified organically grown. Great Northern Gourmet Coffees is an artisan roaster located in northwest Wyoming just south of Yellowstone National Park.

Who Should Drink It: Organic and earthy: These are good words for a lot of folks in my patch of the urban jungle.


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