|Roaster Location:||La Jolla, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Review Date:||January 2010|
Blind Assessment: Pungent, roast-influenced citrus reads as grapefruit in aroma and cup, supported by backgrounded aromatic wood and leafy earth notes. Round, resonant acidity, deep natural sweetness, syrupy body. The grapefruit and earth notes carry into a long, opulent finish.
Notes: Blue Batak is a particularly refined version of the traditional style of fruity, earthy Sumatra coffee. This sample consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler that focuses on organic and socially responsible coffees. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : Elegance and power in a darker-roasted, fruit-and-earth- style Sumatra.