Coffee Review - Tano Batak Sumatra by Kuma Coffee
  • Kuma Coffee

    Seattle, Washington
  • Tano Batak Sumatra

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: March 2012
Origin: Lintong growing region, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Sweetly pungent grapefruit and spicy, moist fresh-fallen leaves in aroma and cup. Hints of vanilla and peach. Richly round acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Peach notes in particular linger in a long, flavor-saturated finish.

Notes: Coffees from the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are admired for their complex earth, fruit and aromatic wood notes that result largely from unorthodox fruit removal and drying practices collectively called “wet hulling.” This is a particularly refined example of the style. Kuma Coffee is a small Seattle, Washington based roaster committed to the idea that coffee fosters relationships. Visit or call 206-384-6092 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Elegantly complex, refined version of the earth and pungent fruit sensations beloved of generations of Sumatra drinkers.


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