Sumatra - Balige Estate by Kaffe Magnum Opus Review |
  • Kaffe Magnum Opus

    Millville, New Jersey
  • Sumatra - Balige Estate

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: December 2003
Origin: Lake Toba region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Low-key, pungent aroma laced with cocoa and caramel. Sweet in the cup with enveloping bottom notes of overripe fruit and sweet humus. Surprising floral notes in the finish.

Notes: Traditionally processed Sumatras like this one, with their low-toned fruit and hints of musty earth, are a favorite origin of many coffee drinkers. Kaffé Magnum Opus is a national wholesaler and Internet seller of quality specialty coffee. Visit or call 800-652-5282 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those who want to bring the garden into breakfast.


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