Organic Timor Maubesse by New Harvest Coffee Roasters Review |
  • New Harvest Coffee Roasters

    Rumford, Rhode Island
  • Organic Timor Maubesse

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: December 2003
Origin: East Timor Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Crisp, wine- and cherry-toned fruit dominate in both aroma and cup. A delicate mustiness reads as leather and sweet pipe tobacco. The rather heavy finish lightens and sweetens as the cup cools.

Notes: East Timor is recovering from the ravages of its recent war of independence from Indonesia, and its malty, rich, low-key organic coffees are beginning to reappear on the market. Maubesse is a grade name. Shade-grown and certified organically grown. New Harvest is a quality-oriented small batch roaster specializing in organic and Fair-Trade coffees. Visit or call 866-438-1999 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of traditional Sumatras, who should enjoy this elegant variant on the apples and leather theme.


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