Timothy's World Coffee
|North York, Ontario, Canada
When the cup was hot I thought I had hit the Sumatra jackpot, something close to the great Sumatras of pre-Starbucks days, when Sumatra was an exotic secret shared by a handful of professionals and enthusiasts. Rich, burgundy-like fullness, gathering under the back edges of the tongue, with just enough acidity to set off dark tickles and echoes. However, a slightly bitter and salty aftertaste gave away this coffee's weakness, which became abundantly clear as the cup cooled: just enough hardness to dampen an otherwise splendid profile.
When the cup is hot, this coffee has rich, burgundy-like fullness, with just enough acidity. However, a slightly bitter and salty aftertaste is this coffee's weakness, causing just enough hardness to dampen an otherwise splendid profile. Timothy's World Coffee is a large, quality-oriented chain founded in Canada, but with recently opened stores in East Coast U.S. cities and in London.
Who Should Drink It
People who don't mind the hangover after the dinner party.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 1999 tasting report: New Crop Sumatra Coffees