Decaf Sumatra by Hood River Coffee Review |
  • Hood River Coffee

    Hood River, Oregon
  • Decaf Sumatra

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: March 2008
Origin: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Complex aroma: molasses, dark chocolate, pungent earth notes, with hints of flowers. In the cup lean-bodied and dominated by sweet-toned musty earth notes that could read as an outdoorsy dark chocolate. Pungent citrus, continued floral hints. Stays just on the rich side of astringent in the sweet-toned finish.

Notes: No decaffeination process is listed, suggesting that this Sumatra was decaffeinated by the conventional or direct solvent method. A traditional Sumatra of the type distinguished by low acidity and idiosyncratic flavor notes that appear to result from serendipitous taints, especially a mild earthiness or mustiness, acquired during unconventional drying procedures. Hood River Coffee is a small-batch, quality-oriented specialty retail and wholesale roaster in the Colombia River Valley. Visit or call 800-331-2954 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Caffeine-avoiding lovers of classic earth-toned Sumatras.


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