Organic Fair Trade Sumatra Gayoland
|Roaster Location:||San Francisco, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Aceh Province, northern Sumatra|
|Review Date:||September 2004|
Blind Assessment: Sweet, rich, with an impressive balance of dry acidy notes and sweetness. A combination of slightly fermented fruit and musty earthiness reads here as a fine intrigue of papaya, raisins and chocolate.
Notes: A traditionally processed Sumatra from the gigantic Gayo Mountain cooperative. Capricorn Coffees is one of the earliest established specialty coffee roasters in the San Francisco area, and in the United States generally. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Socially concerned lovers of the ambiguous, gamey traditional Sumatra cup (Mandheling, Lintong, et. al.).
This review originally appeared in the September, 2004 tasting report: The Fair-Trade Cup: Quality and Controversy