Hood River Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Hood River, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||March 2008|
Blind Assessment: Complex aroma: molasses, dark chocolate, pungent earth notes, with hints of flowers. In the cup lean-bodied and dominated by sweet-toned musty earth notes that could read as an outdoorsy dark chocolate. Pungent citrus, continued floral hints. Stays just on the rich side of astringent in the sweet-toned finish.
Notes: No decaffeination process is listed, suggesting that this Sumatra was decaffeinated by the conventional or direct solvent method. A traditional Sumatra of the type distinguished by low acidity and idiosyncratic flavor notes that appear to result from serendipitous taints, especially a mild earthiness or mustiness, acquired during unconventional drying procedures. Hood River Coffee is a small-batch, quality-oriented specialty retail and wholesale roaster in the Colombia River Valley. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Caffeine-avoiding lovers of classic earth-toned Sumatras.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2008 tasting report: Decaffeinated Single-Origins: A Slow Tour with Limited Stops