Aged Sumatra Mandh. Pawani by Armeno Coffee Review |
  • Armeno Coffee

    Northborough, Massachusetts
  • Aged Sumatra Mandh. Pawani

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: April 1999
Origin: Sumatra Price: NA

Blind Assessment: I had difficulty deciding whether to honor the inert hardness of this coffee because it's a deliberately achieved characteristic, or condemn it as a defect because I don't find it a particularly pleasant version of the aged taste. The dominating attribute is an oppressively hard pungency that flattens and simplifies the profile. Only a delicate halo of almost subliminal sweetness lightens the cup.

Notes: An aged coffee with a hard pungency that flattens the profile, with only a delicate halo of subliminal sweetness in the cup. This coffee was aged by a respected exporter in the port city of Medan. To my palate, it is not a good example of the Indonesia aged cup. Perhaps the procedure was rushed or attenuated.

Who Should Drink It: Either romantics who sufficiently enjoy the exotic appeal of aging coffee to overlook this particular aged reality, or those who genuinely enjoy hard-tasting coffees.


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