Panorama Coffee

Indonesia Sumatra “Blue Bianca” Dolok Sanggul

Location: Sydney, Australia

Origin: Dolok Sanggul, Lintong growing region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: AUD $15.00/250 grams

Review Date: July 2016

Agtron: 54/73

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly tart, elegantly earthy. Dark chocolate, fresh humus, ripe passionfruit, moist pipe tobacco, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Brisk, sweet acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The tartly sweet finish calls up earthy chocolate and nut-toned fruit in the short, rounding to a chocolaty tobacco in the long.


Produced by smallholding farmers from the Onang Ganjang cultivar, a cross between the Hibrido de Timor and Ateng varieties of Arabica. Coffees from the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are valued for their complex earth and fruit notes that appear to result largely from unorthodox fruit removal and drying practices called “wet-hulling.” This is a refined example of the type. This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of Sumatra coffees for Coffee Review‘s July 2016 tasting report. Panorama Coffee is a specialty roaster based in Sydney, Australia. The company is built around the simple principle of finding and roasting distinct coffees of character to share and enjoy with its café customers. As a business, Panorama believes passionately in building and maintaining close relationships with customers, suppliers and community. For more information, email hello@panoramacoffee.com.au.

The Bottom Line: Inviting earthy, wet fallen-leaf notes combined with tropical fruit and deep chocolate suggestions generate a classic wet-hulled Sumatra cup.

This review originally appeared in the July, 2016 tasting report: Learning from Sumatras

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