Dark Sumatra by Capricorn Coffee Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Capricorn Coffee

    San Francisco, California
  • Dark Sumatra

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: October 2002
Origin: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: John: "Light bodied, simple profile. Slightly earthy, good looking roast. Nice cover with little inside" (80). Ken also notes the thinnish mouthfeel and light body, but finds the flavor contrasts interesting and worth rewarding: "Sharply burned yet sweet and fruity. Dry chocolate in the finish" (83)

Notes: Sumatra's traditionally heavy body and low-toned, musty nuance make it a favorite for dark roasting, but this Sumatra is rather light-bodied. Capricorn Coffees, founded in 1963, is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's oldest specialty roasting companies. Visit www.capricorncoffees.com or call 800-541-0758 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those looking for a more complex version of the light-bodied, charred coffees often sold as "French roast."


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