Counter Culture Coffee
Holiday Blend Dolok Sanggul Vienna Melange
|Roaster Location:||Durham, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Lintong growing region, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||December 2008|
Blind Assessment: Rustic ferment notes in the aroma read as aromatic wood, coconut, baking spices, mango. Full, smooth mouthfeel with a range of complex flavors including tropical fruit, smoky bittersweet chocolate and aromatic wood. Dry, sweet finish, with suggestions of grapefruit and cocoa.
Notes: Vienna M?lange refers to a blend of lighter and darker roasted coffees, in this case a single coffee from small land holders in northern Sumatra. Traditional Sumatras like this one benefit from unorthodox fruit-removal and drying procedures that promote the characteristic Sumatra attributes: earth, low-acid fruit, dense mouthfeel. Counter Culture Coffee is a small-batch wholesale specialty roaster with an informative and lively website, a commitment to exceptional coffee and youthful, enthusiastic leadership. Visit www.counterculturecoffee.com or call 888-238-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : A hearty holiday blend, refined in its roughness.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2008 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees 2008: The Rare, the Exceptional, the Weird