Wahana Estate Sumatra by Home Barista Workshop | CoffeeReview.com
  • Home Barista Workshop

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Wahana Estate Sumatra Longberry 2013 Microlot

Roast: Light Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Sidikalang growing district, northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: NT $800/200 grams

Blind Assessment: Subtly unusual profile. Very sweet, with unusually pure chocolate notes complicated by strawberry-like fruit and a hint of night-blooming flowers. Round, resonant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The pervasive chocolate sensation lasts far into a quietly balanced finish.

Notes: Wahana Estate is a relatively new coffee farm in the classic Lintong growing district near Lake Toba. Produced entirely from a variety of Arabica with beans that closely resemble beans of the classic “longberry” variety of the Harrar region of Ethiopia. Processed by the orthodox wet or “washed” method rather than the “wet hulled” method more typical of Sumatra coffees. The Home Barista Workshop is a specialty roaster based in Taipei, Taiwan. The owner, Ricky Chang, provides high-quality, freshly roasted coffee for Taiwan and Hong Kong customers. Visit www.homebaristaworkshop.com or call +886-975393424 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Aficionados of unusual profiles and anyone who enjoys crisply sweet coffees with a distinct chocolate character.


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