Berardi's Fresh Roast
Sumatra Blue Lintong “Yiayia”
|Roaster Location:||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Review Date:||March 1998|
Blind Assessment: 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.
Notes: 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.
This review originally appeared in the March, 1998 tasting report: Sumatra Coffees