|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern provinces of Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Review Date:||January 2005|
Blind Assessment: Agreeable but a bit lazy in the aroma: spice, cedar, with the barest hint of apricot-toned chocolate. In the cup sweet, balanced gently rich, still dominated by cedar and smoke, but the chocolate-toned fruit, barely perceptible in the aroma, opens and blooms nicely.
Notes: For every pound of whole-bean Sumatra or Sumatra Decaf sold in the month of January 2005 Starbucks will donate $2 or the equivalent in local currency to aid agencies benefiting victims of the December 2004 tsunami. Visit
Who Should Drink It : No sensory chills or thrills, but a nice Sumatra benefiting a good cause.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2005 tasting report: Now More Than Ever: Traditional Coffees of Sumatra and Sulawesi