Batdorf & Bronson
Sumatra Lake Tawar
|Roaster Location:||Olympia, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Lake Tawar basin, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Review Date:||August 2006|
Blind Assessment: In the aroma intense, pungent with grapefruit and cedar notes. In the cup full-bodied, with the dominating earthy pungency enveloped in deep sweetness. Continued grapefruit, pineapple and cedar notes settle toward honey and chocolate. Sweet, resonant, rich finish, totally free of astringency.
Notes: A superb, elegant version of a traditional Sumatra coffee type. Batdorf & Bronson is a premium wholesale specialty roaster with a long and honorable commitment to quality and sound relationships with growers. Visit www.batdorfcoffee.com or call 800-955-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy beverages that fuse fruit and pungency; certain styles of single-malt whiskies, for example.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2006 tasting report: Now or Never: Special Reserve Coffees