Decaf Sumatra by Starbucks Coffee Review |
  • Starbucks Coffee

    Seattle, Washington
  • Decaf Sumatra

Roast: NA Review Date: July 2002
Origin: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: The darkish roast turns the fruit tones dry and crisply grapefruity. Some charred and perhaps musty notes, but when juxtaposed with the sweet fruit they read as a sort of pleasantly burned chocolate.

Notes: Offered in the "Bold" line of the Starbucks specialty menu, which means, among other things, that this coffee has been brought to something resembling the original Starbucks dark roast. Apparently decaffeinated by the conventional solvent method. Visit or call 800-782-7282 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of the old, hearty Starbucks dark-roast Sumatra cup will find this coffee a reasonably persuasive caffeine-free variation.


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