|Roaster Location:||Sacramento, California|
|Review Date:||April 1997|
Blind Assessment: A model Mandheling: Low-toned, heavy-bodied, balanced, mouth-filling. Some carbon, but buffered by depth and richness. Enough acidity makes it through the roast to keep the deep bottom of the coffee from sagging into boredom.
Notes: A model Mandheling: low-toned, heavy-bodied, balanced, mouth-filling. Mandheling is a market name for the classic coffees of north-central Sumatra, admired for their depth and body.
Who Should Drink It : People who like wicker furniture, thick books and leisurely meals. A good French press coffee, and makes an espresso sharp enough for a Seattle latte but smooth enough to drink straight.
This review originally appeared in the April, 1997 tasting report: The Dark-Roast Controversy