|Roaster Location:||Acton, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Lintong growing region, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||November 2008|
Blind Assessment: Lemon, apple, moist fallen leaves in aroma and cup, supported by a sweet pungency that suggests fresh-cut cedar or butterscotch. Round, full mouthfeel, quiet acidity, long, resonant finish.
Notes: Lintong is the traditional market name for an admired coffee type grown near Lake Toba in north-central Sumatra. It shares some of the unorthodox character of the regional type: a hint of earth, low-acid fruit, dense mouthfeel. This particular Sumatra adds a powerful sweetness and complexity to that traditional profile. Terroir is a microroaster selling only elite single-origin coffees, no blends. It specializes in medium roast styles designed to foreground the character of the green coffee. Terroir is the creation of George Howell, one of the world's leading coffee visionaries. Visit www.terroircoffee.com or call 866-444-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A gloriously autumnal coffee with its deep intensity and notes of earth, apple and cedar.