New Harvest Coffee Roasters
Organic Timor Maubesse
|Roaster Location:||Rumford, Rhode Island|
|Coffee Origin:||East Timor|
|Review Date:||December 2003|
Blind Assessment: Crisp, wine- and cherry-toned fruit dominate in both aroma and cup. A delicate mustiness reads as leather and sweet pipe tobacco. The rather heavy finish lightens and sweetens as the cup cools.
Notes: East Timor is recovering from the ravages of its recent war of independence from Indonesia, and its malty, rich, low-key organic coffees are beginning to reappear on the market. Maubesse is a grade name. Shade-grown and certified organically grown. New Harvest is a quality-oriented small batch roaster specializing in organic and Fair-Trade coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of traditional Sumatras, who should enjoy this elegant variant on the apples and leather theme.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2003 tasting report: Fragrance and Weight: Winter Coffees from the Pacific