Sumatra Dark (K-Cup)
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$9.99/12 K-Cups|
|Review Date:||April 2013|
Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule to produce a 6-ounce serving): Roundly bittersweet. Carob (or a woody chocolate), caraway seed, a hint of fresh earth in aroma and cup. Round, roast-muted acidity; heavyish mouthfeel. Some flavor survives in a drying finish.
Notes: Coffees from the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are admired for their complex earth, fruit and aromatic wood notes that result largely from unorthodox fruit removal and drying practices. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Offers in a K-cup format some of the earthy robustness that fans of dark-roasted traditional Sumatra coffees admire.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2013 tasting report: The (Not Quite Arrived) New World of K-Cups