Batdorf & Bronson
|Roaster Location:||Olympia, Washington|
|Review Date:||April 1999|
Blind Assessment: Not a trace of the twisty pungency of most Sumatras and Sulawesis here. Instead a nut-softening-to-vanilla nose, a clear, assertive floral-toned acidity, even a hint of smoke in the finish. With just a little more dimension and sweetness this coffee would be a knockout.
Notes: A sexy variation on the classic profiles of Latin America. A nut-softening-to-vanilla nose, a clear, assertive floral-toned acidity, with a hint of smoke in the finish. Java coffees are processed by the classic, large-scale washed method, typically producing a cleaner, brighter cup than the more idiosyncratic traditionally processed coffees of Sumatra and Sulawesi.
Who Should Drink It: A sexy variation on the classic washed profiles of Latin America. Try it medium-strength, filter-drip, black or almost.
This review originally appeared in the April, 1999 tasting report: Indonesias and Papua New Guineas