Pioneer Coffee Roasting
La Mattina Sumatra
|Roaster Location:||Cle Elum, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern provinces of Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Review Date:||January 2005|
Blind Assessment: Intensely musty, aka "earthy." In the aroma, the musty tones read as a sort of ripe apricot rolled in earth and chocolate, but in the cup the mustiness flattens, simplifies, and dominates before softening slightly in the rather salty finish.
Notes: Pioneer Coffee Roasting, located in the Cascade Mountains in the small historical town of Cle Elum, boasts that it roasts "Where No Bean Has Gone Before." Visit
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of Islay whiskies and similar earth- and smoke-toned, pungent beverages.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2005 tasting report: Now More Than Ever: Traditional Coffees of Sumatra and Sulawesi