Kaffe Magnum Opus
Sumatra – Balige Estate
|Roaster Location:||Millville, New Jersey|
|Coffee Origin:||Lake Toba region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||December 2003|
Blind Assessment: Low-key, pungent aroma laced with cocoa and caramel. Sweet in the cup with enveloping bottom notes of overripe fruit and sweet humus. Surprising floral notes in the finish.
Notes: Traditionally processed Sumatras like this one, with their low-toned fruit and hints of musty earth, are a favorite origin of many coffee drinkers. Kaffé Magnum Opus is a national wholesaler and Internet seller of quality specialty coffee. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who want to bring the garden into breakfast.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2003 tasting report: Fragrance and Weight: Winter Coffees from the Pacific