Sumatra Blue Batak
|Roaster Location:||Thornton, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Review Date:||May 2007|
Very sweet, deep, but delicate orangy fruit in the aroma. In the cup big body and syrupy mouthfeel, very sweet, with pungent grapefruit and moist earth notes. Rich, sweet short finish, slightly astringent and heavy in the long.
Blue Batak is a particularly refined version of the traditional style of fruity, earthy Sumatra coffee. Allegro Coffee, a subsidiary of Whole Foods Market, offers one of the country's largest selections of single-origin coffees. This coffee is an Allegro "Authentic Food Artisan" selection. Visit
Who Should Drink It
A balanced, elegant variation on the Sumatra cup: Low acidity, big, smooth body, and some juicy citrus notes could make this a good choice for acidity avoiders when brewed in a paper filter.
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This review originally appeared in the May, 2007 tasting report: Low-Acid Options for Coffee Drinkers