|Roaster Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coffee Origin:||Mandheling growing region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||November 2009|
Blind Assessment: A rather dark roast develops charred fir, roasted nut, dark chocolate and pungent grapefruit notes in both aroma and cup. Roast-muted acidity, syrupy if slightly rough mouthfeel, good sweetness and flavor in the short finish, fading to a mild herby astringency in the long.
Notes: Certified organically grown and Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that specializes in building ongoing relationships with growers and emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the rough pungency of a darker-roasted Sumatra.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2009 tasting report: Quality and Fair Trade Certified Coffees