Victrola Coffee Roasters
Sumatra Aceh Adsenia Ketiara
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Aceh growing region, northwestern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||$16.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2015|
Blind Assessment: Complex, gently pungent, original. Apple, rose-like flowers, pink peppercorn, grapefruit, buttery cocoa in aroma and cup. Rich, roundly juicy acidity; deeply syrupy mouthfeel. Floral, citrus and apple notes in particular show up in a continued rich, round finish.
Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and produced by the Ketiara Cooperative, located in the Takengon highlands of Aceh Province above Lake Tawar, exclusively from an older variety of Arabica called Adsenia. Coffees from the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are valued for their complex fruit, earth and aromatic wood notes that result largely from unorthodox fruit removal and drying practices called “wet hulling.” This coffee is a particularly refined example of the type. Victrola is a small-batch, hands-on roaster with a passionate commitment to quality and distinctiveness. Visit www.victrolacoffee.com or call 206-624-1725 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy depth, richness and an unusual juxtaposition of creamy sensations with crisp in a quietly dramatic cup.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2015 tasting report: Elegant Earth: Wet-Hulled Sumatras and One Sulawesi