Santa Cruz Coffee Company
Sumatra French Roast
|Roaster Location:||Watsonville, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Aceh Province, northern Sumatra.|
|Review Date:||August 2001|
Blind Assessment: The aggressive roast agreeably dominates the coffee here. A delicate, floral-toned, buoyant sweetness sings over a pungently charred center. The sweetness fades and the charred tones dominate in the finish.
Notes: The aggressive roast agreeably dominates the coffee here. A delicate, floral-toned, buoyant sweetness sings over a pungently charred center. From a cooperative in the troubled Aceh Province near the extreme northern tip of Sumatra. Processed by the traditional Sumatra method, in which the fruit flesh is only partly washed from the coffee before drying. Certified organically grown and Fair-Trad
Who Should Drink It: A well-executed French roast that brings a touch of sweetness and character through the ultimate fires.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2001 tasting report: Fair-Trade Coffees