Camino Real Coffee Roasters

Sumatra Dolok Sanguul

Location: Nacogdoches, Texas

Origin: Lintong growing region, North Sumatra Province, Sumatra, Indonesia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $18.00/16 ounces

Review Date: March 2017

Agtron: 50/60

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly spicy, chocolate-toned. Black peppercorn, baker’s chocolate, rhododendron, cedar, molasses in aroma and cup. Round, gentle acidity; lightly creamy mouthfeel. The richly drying, spice-toned finish consolidates to black peppercorn and baker’s chocolate.


Coffees from the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are valued for their complex spice and fruit notes that appear to result largely from unorthodox fruit removal and drying practices called “wet-hulling,” a local variation on the classic washed or wet method. This is a particularly refined example of the type. This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from roasting companies in the Southwestern United States (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas) for Coffee Review‘s March 2017 tasting report. The Camino Real roastery was founded by Brent and Sarah Patton of Java Jack’s Coffee House in Nacogdoches, Texas. Visit www.facebook.com/CaminoRealCoffee for more information.

The Bottom Line: A rich, spicy-sweet Sumatra with cocoa tones and suggestions of vanilla-like flowers throughout.

This review originally appeared in the March, 2017 tasting report: Exploring Roasters in the American Southwest

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