|Roaster Location:||San Dimas, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||$11.95 / 12 oz.|
|Review Date:||April 2010|
Blind Assessment: Aromatic hints of berry-like fruit mix with aromatic wood and a deep, molasses-like sweetness. Rich acidity, continuing sweetness and cedary wood in the cup, rounding toward a ripe peach. The flavor mutes but hangs on in the sweet finish.
Notes: Consisting entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Mandheling is a term variously used to describe a growing region surrounding Lake Toba in North Sumatra Province and a traditional type of wet-hulled coffee like this one associated with that region. Formerly Coffee Klatch, Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company based in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry is a former United States Barista Championships. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : Surprising sweetness in this classic Sumatra profile.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2010 tasting report: Mysterious No More: Sumatra Coffees