|Roaster Location:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Review Date:||March 1998|
Blind Assessment: Another heavy-centered Sumatra, this one with hints of sweetness and vanilla all but buried under an herby, earthy character. The earthiness is rough but rather pleasant, with only the barest hint of hardness.
Notes: A heavy-centered Sumatra, with hints of sweetness and vanilla buried under and herby, earthy character. The earthiness is rough, but rather pleasant. Café d'Alma coffees are roasted by New Harmony Coffee Roasters in Philadelphia. This certified organically grown coffee was processed by traditional Sumatra methods.
Who Should Drink It: A good example of an earthy coffee, in other words, a coffee in which the herbal earth tones are free of hardness and become a potentially positive flavor characteristic rather than a flavor defect. The problem here is the earth tones seem to smother the rest of the profile, including both sweet and acidy notes. A good choice for those who like the earthy taste, or who are curious about it.
This review originally appeared in the March, 1998 tasting report: Sumatra Coffees