|Roaster Location:||Johns Creek, Georgia|
|Coffee Origin:||Lintong growing region, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||$17.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2019|
Blind Assessment: Simultaneously citrusy and floral, yet deeply resonant and tobacco-toned. Cocoa, pink grapefruit zest, perique (fermented) tobacco, sandalwood, aromatic orchid in aroma and cup. Sweetly and exhilaratingly tart in structure; light, juicy mouthfeel. Grapefruit, sandalwood and flowers carry gracefully into a long, layered finish.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 23 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2019. This coffee also achieved the highest rating in a cupping of coffees from Sumatra for Coffee Review’s April 2019 tasting report. Coffees from the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are valued for their complex earth and fruit notes that appear to result largely from unorthodox fruit removal and drying practices called “wet-hulling.” This is a particularly refined example of the type, branded Tano Batak by the exporters, Olam specialty Coffee and produced in the admired Lintong region south of Lake Toba. Peach Coffee Roasters is an Atlanta, Georgia-based specialty roaster. Visit www.peachcoffeeroasters.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: Bright and vivacious, yet resonantly deep: a Sumatra for all seasons.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2019 tasting report: Sumatra: Earth, Chocolate and Change