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Jeremiah's Pick Coffee

Organic Sumatra Gayo

Location: San Francisco, California

Origin: Lake Tawar basin, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price:

Review Date: November 2002

Agtron: 52/42

Aroma: 8

Acidity: n/a

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Blind Assessment:

Lindsey Bolger: “Fantastic! Sweet, floral aroma accented with cinnamon and just a suggestion of earthiness. Cools to a sweet and clean display of balance and harmony” (88). Ken read Lindsey’s “earthiness” as a touch of musty ferment, but he nevertheless liked the way the ferment worked in the darkish roast, describing the outcome as “pungent, bittersweet fruit that suggests dark chocolate with a little mild, brandy-like ferment.” Like Lindsey, he was impressed with how elegantly the coffee cooled, to a “long, sweet, clean chocolate finish” (90).

Notes:

Certified organically grown. Based on a reading of the cup, a traditionally processed Sumatra. Although such coffees are technically washed or wet-processed, a series of peculiarities in how they are processed and dried give traditional Sumatras their characteristic low-key richness and idiosyncratic, often unpredictable, flavor notes. Jeremiah’s Pick is a San Francisco wholesale roaster with a dark-roast style and elegantly colorful packaging. Visit www.jeremiahspick.com or call 877-537-3642 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Wonderful after dinner coffee, with its complex range of aromatics and sweetly clean, lingering finish.


This review originally appeared in the November, 2002 tasting report: What Makes Sumatra Coffees Taste The Way They Do?

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