Organic Sumatra, Fair-Trade by Stockton and Graham Review |
  • Stockton and Graham

    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Organic Sumatra, Fair-Trade

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: November 2002
Origin: Lake Tawar basin, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Lindsey Bolger: "A coffee with some interesting twists and turns. While dominated by a less desirable woody flavor, a sweet and chocolaty aroma and clean finish redeems what may be an otherwise ordinary coffee" (82). Ken: "Bittersweet, with dry chocolate and nut tones. A little too bitter and not quite sweet enough for me. The finish is astringent but rich." (83)

Notes: Certified organically grown and Fair-Traded. Although traditionally processed Sumatras like this one are technically washed or wet-processed coffees, a series of peculiarities in how they are processed and dried give them their characteristic low-key richness and idiosyncratic, often unpredictable, flavor notes. Stockton & Graham is a quality-oriented wholesale roaster who aims to provide its customers "global beverage experiences." Visit or call 800-835-5943 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those who take their coffee with dairy, which should turn this rather bitter coffee with its wood (Lindsey) or nut (Ken) tones opulently chocolate.


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