Organic Fair-Trade Sumatra French Roast by Coffee Tea Etc. Review |
  • Coffee Tea Etc.

    Goshen, Connecticut
  • Organic Fair-Trade Sumatra French Roast

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

Blind Assessment: Rich, low-key, smoky, with an agreeably mild musty ferment that reads in aroma and cup as raisins and semi-sweet chocolate. In the aroma complex, in the cup balanced but a bit simple; surprisingly clean, soft finish.

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. Coffee-Tea-Etc. is a quality-oriented small-batch roaster specializing in organic, environmentally responsible, and farmer-friendly coffees. Visit or call 860-491-9920 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of the heartier style of dark-roast Sumatras.


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