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PT's Coffee Roasting

Sumatra Tano Batak

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Origin: Lintong growing region, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $21.00/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2018

Agtron: 53/77

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Floral, richly earth-toned. Lilac, black cherry, nutella, moist pipe tobacco, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with bright acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is richly fruit- and floral-toned, with amplified notes of pipe tobacco in the long.

Notes:

This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees roasted by women for Coffee Review‘s April 2018 tasting report. Coffees like this one from the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are valued for their complex earth and fruit notes that appear to result largely from unorthodox fruit removal and drying practices called “wet-hulling.” Produced in the Lintong region south of Lake Toba, one of the oldest and arguably the most admired of Sumatra growing regions. Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: This rich Sumatra invokes the experience of eating cherries in a flower garden next to a patch of fresh, fragrant, just-turned earth.


This review originally appeared in the April, 2018 tasting report: Women in Coffee: Why It Matters That "She's the Roaster"

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