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Paradise Roasters

Sumatra Pantan Musara

Location: Minneapolis, MInnesota

Origin: Gayo (also Aceh) growing region, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2019

Agtron: 58/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly and vivaciously sweet-savory. Pipe tobacco, date, grapefruit zest, spearmint, rose-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart and deeply savory, almost meaty in structure. Syrupy but crisply drying mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around grapefruit, spearmint and rose in a savory-bottomed, lasting finish.

Notes:

This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from Sumatra for Coffee Review’s April 2019 tasting report. Unusual for Sumatra, it is a conventionally wet-processed coffee prepared without the characteristic Sumatra wet-hulled intervention. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot Arabica and Robusta coffees from Asia and other emerging origins. The company prides itself on quality and freshness, craft-roasting coffees in small batches only after orders are placed. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

The Bottom Line: For lovers of depth and sweet-savory resonance — those who enjoy the roundly sweet/tart/savory character of a fine ripe tomato, for example.


This review originally appeared in the April, 2019 tasting report: Sumatra: Earth, Chocolate and Change

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