Aged Sumatra Mandh., Pawani
|Roaster Location:||Northborough, Massachusetts|
|Review Date:||April 1997|
Blind Assessment: Spicy, perhaps smoky tones enliven the rich top notes of the aroma and carry into the cup. Surprisingly clear acidity, fine body, long finish, superb aftertaste.
Notes: Spicy, smoky tones enliven the rich top notes of the aroma and carry into the cup. Pawani is the most reliable exporter of high-end Sumatra coffees. Supposedly this coffee has been aged for five to six years. Typically aging mutes acidity and top notes, but not here.
Who Should Drink It : Romantics with acute palates; anyone who wants to know why people carry on about Sumatra. Should stay interesting even with milk and sugar. Try it in the drip brewer, strong.
This review originally appeared in the April, 1997 tasting report: The Dark-Roast Controversy