Compelling & Rich Coffee
Sumatra Aceh Takengon
|Roaster Location:||Beverly Hills, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||$13.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2013|
Blind Assessment: Crisply and sweetly pungent. Papaya, mango, orange zest, candied walnut, a hint of moist leaf tobacco in aroma and cup. Round, juicy acidity; plush mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a resonant finish.
Notes: Coffees from the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are admired 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. Compelling & Rich Coffee is uncompromisingly dedicated to offering only small lots of selectively sourced fine single-origin coffees freshly roasted. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the newer refined style of Sumatra: deep, exotic, but balanced.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2013 tasting report: Holiday Blends and Gift Coffees