Compelling & Rich
|Roaster Location:||Los Angeles, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Gayo or Aceh growing region, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||$15.00/10 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2015|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly and distinctively crisp, layered complexity. Caramel, peach, wisteria, cacao nib, a hint of moist, fresh-fallen leaves in aroma and cup. Deep, vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Moist leaves, cacao nib and a hint of flowers together carry into a gentle finish.
Notes: Coffees from the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are valued for their complex fruit, earth and aromatic wood notes that result largely from unorthodox fruit removal and drying practices called “wet hulling.” This coffee is a particularly refined example of the type, produced in the Takengon highlands of Aceh Province above Lake Tawar by the Koptan Gayo Megah Berseri Company from heirloom Bourbon and local Ateng varieties of Arabica. Compelling & Rich is uncompromisingly dedicated to offering only small lots of selectively sourced fine single-origin coffees freshly roasted. Visit www.compellingrich.com or call 818-835-5135 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Classic wet-hulled Sumatra in the new refined mode, with the celebrated earth notes discreet, elegant, crisply cacao- and peach-toned.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2015 tasting report: Elegant Earth: Wet-Hulled Sumatras and One Sulawesi