|Roaster Location:||Anoka, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Central Bali, Indonesia|
|Review Date:||October 2008|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly and intensely earthy, with distinct nut notes, fresh-cut fir, and a balancing molasses and cherryish fruit. Medium to full body, quietly lively acidity, and a finish that fades with rich dignity toward a mild nutlike astringency.
Notes: Available at $13.00 per two 12-ounce valve bags, or an equivalent of $8.67 per pound. The spectacularly exotic and colorful island of Bali produces a small volume of coffee in the interior highlands. This is an impressive price for a rare and exotic coffee like Bali. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Definitely a romantic's coffee, a surprising and (for a classicist perhaps shocking) variation on an Indonesian theme: sweet, pungently nutty and earthy.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2008 tasting report: The Budget Aficionado: Top Value Single-Origin Coffees