|Roaster Location:||Ramsey, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Lake Tawar basin, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Review Date:||August 2006|
Tartly sweet fruit notes suggest pineapple, grapefruit or perhaps black currant in the aroma, with delicate undercurrents of caramel and earth. In the cup the musty/malty earth notes move richly forward, backgrounding the continuing crisp, pineapply fruit. A slight astringency in the short finish gives way to sweetness and pineapple in the long.
This is a superb, elegant version of a traditional Sumatra coffee type. Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed. Its metaphoric mission is to bring some paradisiacal warmth from the coffee-growing south to the cool environs of Minnesota. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
The musty/fruity style of Sumatra cup at its absolute best.
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This review originally appeared in the August, 2006 tasting report: Now or Never: Special Reserve Coffees