Sumatra Lake Tawar
|Roaster Location:||Newport Beach, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Lake Tawar basin, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||$14.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2012|
Blind Assessment: Pungent sweetness and a shifting, active complexity. Butterscotch, papaya, fresh-cut fir, moist earth in aroma and cup. Crisp acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. Deep, flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: Coffees from the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are admired for their complex earth, fruit, 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. With two locations in Southern California's Orange County, Kéan Coffee is an in-house coffee roaster and retailer established by Martin Diedrich of the distinguished Diedrich coffee family. The Kéan slogan, "Martin knows his beans" should be true, considering Martin grew up in Guatemala where his family owned a coffee farm.Visit www.keancoffee.com or call 949-933-9164 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Lovers both of the old, funky Sumatras as well as the new, more refined (yet still intense) versions like this one.