La Mill Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Alhambra, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Review Date:||December 2007|
Blind Assessment: A classic Sumatra balance of sweet fruit and rich earth notes animate aroma and cup. The fruit displays a distinct black-cherry and orange character, particularly in the aroma, though flavor fades rather quickly in the very mildly astringent finish.
Notes: Aged coffees from Indonesia like this Sumatra are usually held in special warehouses in Singapore in humid but well-ventilated conditions for two years or more. Aging typically mutes acidity, increases body, and introduces a mild (as here) to intense musty note. La Mill is a resolutely high-end retail and wholesale roaster located in the Los Angeles area. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Port drinkers or anyone who enjoys roundly sweet, fruity beverages tempered by aromatic wood or earth tones.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2007 tasting report: Exotic Procedures in Far Places: Aged, Monsooned and Luwaked Coffees