Berardi's Fresh Roast
Sumatra Blue Lintong “Yiayia”
|Roaster Location:||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Review Date:||March 1998|
Low-toned, full-bodied, absolutely solid at the center (maybe too), with slight hints of fruit and sweetness at the edges. In other words, a typical Sumatra. Would be a classic Sumatra if there were something more going on inside that center or a little more shimmer or lift around those edges. As it is, substantial, satisfying, but a touch inert.
A typical Sumatra: low-toned, full-bodied, slight hints of fruit and sweetness, but a touch stolid. Grade 1 beans, processed by traditional Sumatra methods. Lintong is a more limited designation within the larger designation of Mandheling, which includes all of the coffees grown around Lake Toba.
Who Should Drink It
Those who avoid surprises, or who prefer substance over display. People who prefer a light-roasted coffee that maintains the deep body, restrained acidity and solid presence of a good Sumatra.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 1998 tasting report: Sumatra Coffees