Espresso Review - Dolok Sanggul Espresso by Johnson Brothers Coffee
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: August 2012
Origin: Lake Toba growing region, northern Sumatra. Price: $12.99/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Pungent, rich. Cedar-toned dark chocolate, mango- and banana-like fruit, dusk flowers in aroma and small cup. Fullish, velvety mouthfeel; chocolate and a pungent mango-like fruit in particular linger in a long, deep finish and carry with great authority into two parts milk.

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 version of the style. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: The pungent fruit and rich aromatic wood notes beloved by drinkers of fine Sumatra coffees manifest with both depth and elegance in this Sumatra single-origin espresso.


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