|Lake Tawar basin, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia
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