In Taipei Roaster

Lake Tawar Sc 19+

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Origin: Aceh growing region, northwestern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $11.00/8 ounces

Review Date: June 2013

Agtron: 56/65

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deep, richly spicy, balanced. Butter, hazelnut, pungently mango-like fruit, a hint of dark chocolate. Juicy, opulent acidity; very smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor fades slightly in an otherwise sweet, resonant finish.


Lake Tawar is situated in a crater valley at the heart of the Aceh growing region near the far northwestern tip of the island of Sumatra. “19+” refers to a grade of coffee representing only beans of the very largest size, screen 19 or up. The literally named In Taipei Roaster is located, where else, in Taipei, Taiwan. It imports high-quality green coffee from foreign traders to provide fine roasted coffee to Taiwanese consumers. Visit www.facebook.com/tikrlina or call +886 923-985-324 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: This well-structured variant on the Sumatra profile, with its pungent fruit and big, juicy acidity, should please aficionados of the type.

This review originally appeared in the June, 2013 tasting report: Better and Better: Sumatras 2013

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