Jason C Yang Beverage Expert Enterprise
|Roaster Location:||Taipei, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Mandheling growing region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||NT $800/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2013|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet; unusual aromatics: honey, star fruit, candied pecan, orange zest, a hint of pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Brightly expansive acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweetly peppery, zesty finish.
Notes: Mandheling is a term variously used to describe a growing region surrounding Lake Toba in North Sumatra Province and a traditional type of wet-hulled coffee associated with that region. Beverage Enterprise is a Taipei-based roaster with thirty-seven years of experience in roasting and importing high-quality green coffees into Taiwan and China. Email: [email protected] +886-936886623 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: The Sumatra wet-hulled profile takes on a sweet yet zesty, peppery character in this fine lighter-roasted variation on the style.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2013 tasting report: Better and Better: Sumatras 2013