Kaldi's Best Sustainable Coffees
Organic Fair-Trade Sumatra Gayoland
|Roaster Location:||Madison, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Gayo growing region, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Review Date:||January 2005|
In the aroma cedar, spice, papaya, and a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. Delicate in the cup, with very sweet citrus notes, pink grapefruit perhaps, and a distinct cedar character with a continuing hint of chocolate. Rather heavy finish for such a light-footed coffee.
Grown in the highlands of the northern tip of Sumatra, a region well inland from the worst horrors of the earthquake-generated tsunami of December 2004, but still vulnerable to social disruption and possibly to as yet unknown damage from the earthquake itself. Certified organically grown and Fair-Traded, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Kaldi's Best Sustainable Coffees is a small-batch roaster specializing in organic and Fair-Trade coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Lovers of delicate, complex dark roasts and social solidarity.
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This review originally appeared in the January, 2005 tasting report: Now More Than Ever: Traditional Coffees of Sumatra and Sulawesi