|Roaster Location:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Review Date:||March 1998|
Blind Assessment: The dark roast style leans toward carbon here but remains on the flavorful side of it, turning the Sumatra richness pungent and darkening the sweet tones with hints of what a publicist might call chocolate. If this coffee had showed some development I would have rated it higher, but the profile made its statement and stood pat from there. As with the other Café d'Alma coffees in the cupping, I suspect a loss of aromatics in shipping.
Notes: A good dark-roast Sumatra, leaning toward carbon, but on the flavorful side of it, not dynamic but reassuringly solid. Café d'Alma coffees are roasted by New Harmony Coffee Roasters in Philadelphia. This is a traditionally processed Sumatra coffee. This coffee is grade 1.
Who Should Drink It : A good dark-roast Sumatra for dark-roast Sumatra drinkers: not dynamic but reassuringly solid.
This review originally appeared in the March, 1998 tasting report: Sumatra Coffees