Quartermaine Coffee Roasters (Sam's Club)
Barista Brava Sumatra
|Roaster Location:||Rockville, Maryland|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Review Date:||January 2008|
In the aroma sweet, intense: molasses, dry berry, butter, earth. In the cup gently acidy, delicate but - again - intense, with continued molasses and cocoa-toned earth notes. A coffee both wild and elegant. Slight heaviness in the finish and slightly uneven cups.
A traditional Sumatra of the type distinguished by low acidity and idiosyncratic flavor notes that appear to result from serendipitous taints - mild ferment and mildew - acquired during unconventional drying procedures. By Internet only from Sam's Club, $14.12 per 40-ounce bag whole-bean, or 35 cents per ounce. Quartermaine Coffee Roasters is a long-established specialty roaster in the Washington DC area. Sam's Club is a membership-only retailer and wholesaler with more than 580 locations in the United States, over 100 abroad and a robust web presence. For more information, visit
Who Should Drink It
A classic crisply earthy Sumatra at an impressive price.
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This review originally appeared in the January, 2008 tasting report: Big Bags from the Big Boxes: Value All-Arabicas from the Discount Chains