Indonesia Sumatra Kerinci Valley
|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Mount Kerinci Highlands, Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||$24.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2022|
Blind Assessment: Richly chocolaty, sweetly earth-toned. Sandalwood, dried black cherry, freesia-like flowers, marjoram, fresh-turned humus in aroma and cup. Balanced, bittersweet structure with resonant, understated acidity; viscous, satiny mouthfeel. The finish centers around notes of sandalwood and dried black cherry.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers from the Andung Sari, Tim-Tim, Bor-Bor, Sigara Utang and P88 varieties of Arabica, and processed by the traditional Indonesian washed and wet-hulled method. Mostra Coffee is a women-, minority-, veteran-, and immigrant-owned micro-roaster based in north county San Diego. For more information, visit www.mostracoffee.com.
The Bottom Line: A deceptively nuanced, enigmatic Sumatra cup with enticing aromatics that lean toward a sweet earthiness.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2022 tasting report: Darker-Roasted Coffees: Not Just Old-School Anymore