Dark Sumatra Organic
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||$8.75 / 12 oz.|
|Review Date:||April 2010|
Blind Assessment: Classic dark-roasted Sumatra. Deep, pungent aroma: aromatic wood, molasses, raisin, a hint of earth. In the cup roast-rounded acidity, slightly leanish mouthfeel, rich bittersweet balance, with softly scorched aromatic wood notes that deepen toward baker’s chocolate. Rich and sweet in the short finish; a roasty astringency shadows the long.
Notes: Portland Roasting emphasizes sustainable environmental and social practices throughout its business, including its "Farm Friendly Direct" sourcing program involving partnership projects with coffee producers in several origin countries. Certified organically grown, this coffee is sourced from a group of family farms belonging to the PT Indo Cafco cooperative. Portland Roasting works with Yayasan Bani Adam Permata Hati, a local foundation, to support projects such as the rebuilding of a rural orphanage. Visit
Who Should Drink It: An excellent dark-roasted Sumatra for those who enjoy the pungent bittersweetness of the style. Certified organic.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2010 tasting report: Mysterious No More: Sumatra Coffees