Organic Fair-Trade Sumatra Gayoland by Kaldi's Best Sustainable Coffees Review |
  • Kaldi's Best Sustainable Coffees

    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Organic Fair-Trade Sumatra Gayoland

Roast: Dark Review Date: January 2005
Origin: Gayo growing region, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: In the aroma cedar, spice, papaya, and a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. Delicate in the cup, with very sweet citrus notes, pink grapefruit perhaps, and a distinct cedar character with a continuing hint of chocolate. Rather heavy finish for such a light-footed coffee.

Notes: Grown in the highlands of the northern tip of Sumatra, a region well inland from the worst horrors of the earthquake-generated tsunami of December 2004, but still vulnerable to social disruption and possibly to as yet unknown damage from the earthquake itself. Certified organically grown and Fair-Traded, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Kaldi's Best Sustainable Coffees is a small-batch roaster specializing in organic and Fair-Trade coffees. Visit or call 866-525-3475 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of delicate, complex dark roasts and social solidarity.


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