|Roaster Location:||West Hollywood, California|
|Review Date:||February 1999|
Blind Assessment: Under the taste of the darkish roast style earthy, but not a sweet or inviting earth. A bit hard (no pun), without depth, bounce or resonance. A tobaccoey, salty tickle in the finish.
Notes: Under the taste of the darkish roast, this coffee's style is earthy, hard, without depth, bounce or resonance. A tobaccoey, salty tickle in the finish. The original Starbucks coffee guru was Alfred Peet, who spent some years in Indonesia before coming to the U.S. to pioneer the slow, dark, pungent roast style that spawned Starbucks and hundreds of imitators since. Back in the days when Alfred ran his na
Who Should Drink It: Hard to say. There are both better earthy Sumatras and better smoky, pungent Sumatras in this cupping.
This review originally appeared in the February, 1999 tasting report: New Crop Sumatra Coffees