Door County Coffee and Tea
|Roaster Location:||Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Mandheling growing region, North Sumatra Province, Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||November 2002|
Blind Assessment: Lindsey Bolger: "Engaging aroma of sweet chocolate pudding invites the tasting spoon to dive right in. The cup delivers on the aroma's promise with a body that won't quit and a lingering sweetness that pushes through the rather dark roast" (83) Ken concurs with both the chocolate and the sweetness: "Clear sweet cocoa tones, balanced cup, long clean finish" (87).
Notes: Mandheling, grown in districts around lake Toba in North Sumatra Province, is the classic Sumatra origin. Technically it is a wet-processed coffee, but a series of peculiarities in how it is processed and dried give it its characteristic low-key richness and idiosyncratic, often unpredictable, flavor notes. Door County Coffee and Tea is a quality-oriented specialty roaster located in the scenic Wisconsin peninsula of the same name that juts north into Lake Michigan Visit
Who Should Drink It: Chocolate lovers of the subtler persuasion.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2002 tasting report: What Makes Sumatra Coffees Taste The Way They Do?