The Beanstock Coffee Roasters
Sumatra Fair-Trade Organic
|Roaster Location:||Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern Sumatra, probably Aceh Province|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||June 2006|
Blind Assessment: Deeply roasty aroma: cedar, cardamom, caramel, raisin, a hint of flowers. In the cup sweet, almost syrupy with continued caramel, raisin and floral complication. A sharp astringency shadows the cup, however, and grows in intensity as the coffee cools. The short finish is cedary and rich, but fades toward a nagging astringency in the long. Reader Sheri Flagler is a fan and regular customer of Beanstock Roasters.
Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade, the latter meaning the green beans were purchased from small-holding farmers at a ?fair? or economically sustainable price. Beanstock Roasters is a locally oriented small-batch roaster specializing in darker roast styles and offering home delivery to residents of the picturesque Cape Cod town of Wellfleet and mail order to the world via its chastely designed website. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the contradiction in this style of Sumatra coffee, sharply astringent yet deeply sweet.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2006 tasting report: Readers' Choices: The Lush, the Classic, the Ultra-Dark