Batdorf & Bronson
Sumatra Lake Tawar
|Roaster Location:||Olympia, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Lake Tawar basin, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||$14.50 / 16 oz.|
|Review Date:||April 2010|
Blind Assessment: Intense aroma and flavor, dominated by one of the most distinctive notes in coffee, a kind of earthy, pungent citrus sensation that may suggest grapefruit to some, butterscotch to others, but essentially is a pleasure that belongs to this style of coffee alone. Complicated by flowering grass, nut, dark chocolate. Balanced, integrated acidity, silky mouthfeel, sweetly rich, resonantly flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: A clean yet intense version of the traditional Sumatra wet-hulled coffee type with its richly fruity and earthy tendencies. Batdorf & Bronson is a premium wholesale specialty roaster with operations in Olympia, Washington and Atlanta, Georgia and 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: Intense Sumatra profile, as elegant as it is exotic.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2010 tasting report: Mysterious No More: Sumatra Coffees