|Roaster Location:||San Francisco, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||October 2002|
Blind Assessment: John: "Light bodied, simple profile. Slightly earthy, good looking roast. Nice cover with little inside" (80). Ken also notes the thinnish mouthfeel and light body, but finds the flavor contrasts interesting and worth rewarding: "Sharply burned yet sweet and fruity. Dry chocolate in the finish" (83)
Notes: Sumatra's traditionally heavy body and low-toned, musty nuance make it a favorite for dark roasting, but this Sumatra is rather light-bodied. Capricorn Coffees, founded in 1963, is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's oldest specialty roasting companies. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those looking for a more complex version of the light-bodied, charred coffees often sold as "French roast."
This review originally appeared in the October, 2002 tasting report: A Roast Master's Perspective on Dark Roasts: John Weaver