|Roaster Location:||Sacramento, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Lintong growing region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||$15.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2012|
Blind Assessment: Deep, earthy, savory. Fresh-turned earth, dark chocolate, clove-like spice, hints of highland Scotch whisky in aroma and cup. The acidity is integrated and saturated with flavor; the mouthfeel medium in weight and smooth in texture; the finish richly complex.
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 intense and particularly refined example of the type. This sample consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A superb, unapologetic Sumatra of the deep, cleanly and richly earthy style.