|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Aceh Province, northern Sumatra|
|Review Date:||February 2004|
Blind Assessment: When hot, a robust, full-bodied dark roast with a pleasantly rough character: chocolate and wine tones in the aroma, in the cup a hint of fruity ferment and musty earth. As the coffee cools, however, the musty earth tones turn bitter and weigh oppressively on the cup.
Notes: Traditionally processed Sumatras like this one are valued for the mildly fermented fruit and mildewed earth tones created by unorthodox methods of fruit removal and drying. Caffe Fiore is a small-batch roasting company specializing in certified organically grown coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who go for the worm in the mescal.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2004 tasting report: Pacific Northwest Coffees