Ulos Batak Sumatra by Johnson Brothers Coffee | CoffeeReview.com
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: September 2013
Origin: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Rich, pungently sweet, complex. Sandalwood, buttery dark chocolate, blackberry, guava, lush night-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Roundly and deeply tart acidity; velvety mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but rings on in a long, resonant finish.

Notes: Coffees from the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are admired for their complex earth and fruit notes that appear to result largely from unorthodox fruit removal and drying practices called “wet hulling.” This is a particularly refined example of the type. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit www.johnsonbrotherscoffee.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A superb Sumatra in the newer style: deep, exotic but balanced, dry but juicy.


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